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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00781
Date Filed2018-04-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffNOAH SHACHTMAN
PlaintiffBETSY WOODRUFF
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and Daily Beast reporters Noah Shachtman and Betsy Woodruff submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the classification/declassification review of two separate memos written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and co-chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA). They also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, JMP, Schactman, and Woodruff filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-04-051COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5407098) filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, BETSY WOODRUFF, NOAH SHACHTMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons DOJ, # 4 Summons USADC, # 5 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) Modified on 4/5/2018 (zsth). (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-05Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zsth) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-052LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JAMES MADISON PROJECT (zsth) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-053SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 04/05/2018)
2018-04-184MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Complaint by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, NOAH SHACHTMAN, BETSY WOODRUFF (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A - First Amended Complaint, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/18/2018)
2018-04-185RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/10/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USAG receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/18/2018)
2018-04-186RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/10/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit DOJ receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/18/2018)
2018-04-187RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/10/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/10/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USADC receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/18/2018)
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