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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00340
Date Filed2018-02-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
Case DescriptionCampaign Legal Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records pertaining to President Trump's allegations of voter fraud. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency disclosed some records, including an email chain describing the creation of what became the presidential advisory commission on voter integrity. However, the names of the authors and recipients of emails were redacted under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). CLC filed an administrative appeal, arguing that since the names had now become public through media accounts, they should now be disclosed. The Office of Information Policy denied CLC's appeal, and CLC filed suit.

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2018-02-131COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5331493) filed by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons as to the U.S. Attorney General, # 8 Summons as to the Federal Defendant, # 9 Summons as to the U.S. Attorney)(Noti, Adav) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
2018-02-132LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Noti, Adav) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
2018-02-133MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jacob Kenswil, :Firm- Campaign Legal Center, :Address- 1411 K St NW Ste. 1400 Washington DC 20005. Phone No. - 202-868-4799. Fax No. - 202-736-2222 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5331542. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jacob Kenswil, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Noti, Adav) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
2018-02-14Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-144SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-14MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Motion for Leave of Jacob Kenswil to Appear Pro Hac Vice only upon condition that the lawyer admitted, or at least one member of the lawyer's firm, undergo CM/ECF training, obtain a CM/ECF username and password, and agree to file papers electronically. No court papers will be mailed to any lawyer. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 2/14/18. (DMK) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-205RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 2-16-2018. (Noti, Adav) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-206RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/16/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/18/2018. (Noti, Adav) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-02-207RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 2/16/2018 (Noti, Adav) (Entered: 02/20/2018)
2018-03-198NOTICE of Appearance by Kristina Ann Wolfe on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Wolfe, Kristina) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-199ANSWER to 1 Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Wolfe, Kristina) Modified to add link on 3/20/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 03/19/2018)
2018-03-2010NOTICE of Appearance by Carol Federighi on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Federighi, Carol) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
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