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Case TitleGOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT et al v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00789
Date Filed2018-04-06
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Timothy J. Kelly
PlaintiffGOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT
PlaintiffZACK KOPPLIN
Case DescriptionThe Government Accountability Project submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records concerning the use of the term "gag order" since the beginning of the Trump administration. GAP Investigator Zack Kopplin also submitted a FOIA request to the EPA for records referencing the phrases "red team," "blue team," as well as the term "critiquing climate change" since the beginning of the Trump administration. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing from the agency pertaining to either request, GAP filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY , DC
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2018-04-061COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5409418) filed by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT, ZACK KOPPLIN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Attachment 1 replaced on 4/9/2018) (zsth). (Entered: 04/06/2018)
2018-04-06Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zsth) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-092SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 04/09/2018)
2018-04-103NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT, ZACK KOPPLIN (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 04/10/2018)
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