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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00043
Date Filed2018-01-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning communications between the now terminated Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity and DHS concerning the transfer of personal data. EPIC requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency told EPIC its request was too broad. In response, EPIC narrowed the scope of its request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, EPIC filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further, EPIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-01-081COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5278234) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 01/08/2018)
2018-01-08Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (sth) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-102SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice to Counsel/Party)(sth) (Entered: 01/10/2018)
2018-01-243RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/16/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/15/2018. (Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-244RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 01/16/2018. (Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-245RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 1/16/2018 (Scott, Jeramie) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
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