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Case TitleREPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS v. UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00155
Date Filed2018-01-24
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffREPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
Case DescriptionThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning the agency's demand that Twitter release information identifying the persons using the Twitter account @ALT_uscis. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Reporters Committee filed an administrative appeal. The agency told the Reporters Committee that since no adverse action had been taken, its appeal was being closed. The agency subsequently told the Reporters Committee that it had located responsive records. But after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Reporters Committee filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-01-241COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS, et al ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5301039) filed by REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Civil Cover Sheet, # 12 Summons Customs and Border Protection, # 13 Summons Department of Homeland Security, # 14 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 15 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 01/24/2018)
2018-01-24Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (md) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-262STANDING ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 1/26/2018. (lctnm3) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-263SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (md) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-02-024RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/2/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/4/2018. (Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-025RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/2/18. (Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-026RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 2/1/2018 (Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-027RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 2/1/2018 (Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-058NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer Anne Nelson on behalf of REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS (Nelson, Jennifer) (Entered: 02/05/2018)
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