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Case TitleFEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00216
Date Filed2018-01-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffFEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM ('FAIR")
Case DescriptionThe Federation for American Immigration Reform submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for email communications to and from Sally Yates when she was serving as Deputy Attorney General and Acting Attorney General during January 2017. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked FAIR to narrow the scope of its request. It did so by identifying certain keywords concerning the travel ban. FAIR submitted a second FOIA request for records concerning any communications Yates had with the ACLU or the National Immigration Law Center. After hearing nothing further from the agency, FAIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-01-311COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5311047) filed by FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Attorney General, # 3 Summons for Defendant, # 4 Summons for U.S. Attorney)(Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 01/31/2018)
2018-01-31Case Assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zmd) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-012SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-013LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM (Axelrod, Julie) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
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