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Case TitleARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE v. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv00871
Date Filed2018-04-13
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Arab American Institute submitted a FOIA request to OMB for records concerning the Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity that discuss a separate classification for Middle East or African ethnicity for purposes of the 2020 Census. The Arab American Institute also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further, the Arab American Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Expedited processing

DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
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2018-04-131COMPLAINT against OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5422281) filed by ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons)(Bailen, Mark) (Entered: 04/13/2018)
2018-04-13Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsth) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-162SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 04/16/2018)
2018-04-203NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-244RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/17/2018. (Bailen, Mark) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-245RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/17/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/17/2018. (Bailen, Mark) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-05-116NOTICE of Appearance by Allison Rochford on behalf of ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE (Rochford, Allison) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-117NOTICE of Appearance by Lindsay Patricia Holmes on behalf of ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE (Holmes, Lindsay) (Entered: 05/11/2018)
2018-05-178ANSWER to Complaint by OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 05/17/2018)
2018-05-189ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of Local Civil Rule 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendant shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule for the completion of its production of documents to plaintiff, on or before June 15, 2018. See Order for details. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 5/18/2018. (lcabj2) (Entered: 05/18/2018)
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