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Case TitleLAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00167
Date Filed2018-01-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffLAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
Case DescriptionThe Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Lawyers Committee also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The Justice Department provided an index of Commission records provided in a court case against the Commission. DOJ denied the Lawyers Committee's request for expedited processing but had not yet addressed its request for a fee waiver. The Lawyers Committee asked for the same kinds of records from DHS. DHS closed its request because it failed to sufficiently identify the records requested. The Lawyers Committee then filed suit against both agencies.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-01-261COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5305276) filed by LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Freedman, John) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-262NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW. Case related to Case No. 1:17-cv-01354. (Freedman, John) (Entered: 01/26/2018)
2018-01-293NOTICE of Appearance by Jon M. Greenbaum on behalf of LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW (Greenbaum, Jon) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-29Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zmd) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
2018-01-30SUMMONS Not Issued as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General (zmd) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-304REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(Freedman, John) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-305NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel F. Jacobson on behalf of LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW (Jacobson, Daniel) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-306NOTICE of Appearance by David J. Weiner on behalf of LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW (Weiner, David) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-307NOTICE of Appearance by Robert Neil Weiner on behalf of LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW (Weiner, Robert) (Entered: 01/30/2018)
2018-01-318NOTICE of Appearance by Eric Alexander Rubel on behalf of LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW (jf) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-01-319SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (znmw) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-02-0610Case randomly reassigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is no longer assigned to the case as not related. (ztnr) (Entered: 02/07/2018)
2018-02-0811STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 02/08/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 02/08/2018)
2018-02-2012RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/5/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/7/2018. (Freedman, John) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-2013RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2/2/2018. (Freedman, John) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-2014RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 2/1/2018 (Freedman, John) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-2015RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 2/1/2018 (Freedman, John) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
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