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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union et al v. Department of Defense et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv09972
Date Filed2017-12-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Edgardo Ramos
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Case DescriptionThe American Civil Liberties Union submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State for records concerning the Trump administration's rules governing the use of lethal force abroad, known as "Principles, Standards, and Procedures." The ACLU also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request and some indicated that the request would be put on their complex track for processing. However, after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the ACLU filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver

DefendantDepartment of Defense
DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantDepartment of State
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2017-12-211COMPLAINT against Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-14502653)Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit October 30, 2017 FOIA Request)(Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-212CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-213REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Defense, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-214REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-215REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of State, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-216RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.(Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-217NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Brett Max Kaufman on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-218NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Anna Natalia Diakun on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-22CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Edgardo Ramos. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (pc) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2017-12-22Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (pc) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2017-12-22Case Designated ECF. (pc) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2017-12-229ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of State. (pc) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2017-12-2210ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Defense. (pc) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2017-12-2211ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Justice. (pc) (Entered: 12/22/2017)
2018-01-2312NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Sarah Sheive Normand on behalf of Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State. (Normand, Sarah) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
2018-02-0113NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Elizabeth J Shapiro on behalf of Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State. (Shapiro, Elizabeth) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-0114ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State.(Normand, Sarah) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-04-0415AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). Department of Defense served on 12/29/2017, answer due 1/29/2018. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-0416ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). Department of Justice served on 12/29/2017, answer due 1/29/2018. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-0417AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE (FOIA CASE). Department of State served on 12/29/2017, answer due 1/29/2018. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-0418AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons served on Jefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney General of the United States on 12/29/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
2018-04-0419AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons served on United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on 12/29/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 04/04/2018)
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