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Case TitleBrewer v. United States Department of Justice et al
DistrictNorthern District of Texas
CityDallas
Case Number3:2018cv01018
Date Filed2018-04-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jane J. Boyle
PlaintiffSteven Brewer
Case DescriptionSteven Brewer, a federal prisoner, submitted six FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for oath of office statements for a number of Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and responded to some of them. Brewer filed administrative appeals for those decisions. Dissatisfied with the agency's responses, Brewer filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantUnited States Department of Justice
DefendantNational Personnel Records Center
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2018-04-231New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. Initiating documents received over the counter. No prior sanctions found. (For court use only - links to the national and circuit indexes.) Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge (Judge Ramirez). Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. (rekc) Modified text on 4/24/2018 (rekc). (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-232Notice and Instruction to Pro Se Party. (rekc) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-233COMPLAINT against National Personnel Records Center, United States Department of Justice filed by Steven Brewer. (Filing fee $400; Receipt number DS107717) Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership . If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (rekc) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-235Summons Issued as to National Personnel Records Center, Kevin Krebs. (axm) Modified filed date on 4/26/2018 (axm). (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-24***Clerk's Notice of delivery: (see NEF for details) Docket No:1, 2. Tue Apr 24 08:44:45 CDT 2018 (crt) (Entered: 04/24/2018)
2018-04-254ELECTRONIC ORDER: The Court refers screening of this case to Magistrate Judge Ramirez. (Ordered by Judge Jane J. Boyle on 4/25/2018) (chmb) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-25***Clerk's Notice of delivery: (see NEF for details) Docket No:4. Wed Apr 25 14:33:53 CDT 2018 (crt) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-25Case Referred to Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez for case screening per 4 Electronic Order. (axm) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-266ORDER SPECIFYING FURTHER ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE CLERK AND ORDERING SERVICE OF PROCESS: The plaintiff is now responsible for serving each defendant with a summons and a copy of the complaint in this case as provided by Rule 4(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. If the defendants are not served within 90 days after the filing of the complaint, the action is subject to dismissal without prejudice. The Clerk of the Court shall send summons forms and a copy of Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 to the plaintiff. (Ordered by Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez on 4/26/2018) (Attachments: # 1 Fed. R. Civ. P. 4) (aaa) Modified on 4/26/2018 (axm). (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-26***Clerk's Notice of delivery: (see NEF for details) Docket No:6. Thu Apr 26 12:39:33 CDT 2018 (crt) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-26CASE Returned to District Judge; Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez no longer assigned to case. (aaa) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-267Summons Reissued as to National Personnel Records Center; Summons issued to U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (axm) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-268Summons issued as to United States Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (axm) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-26***Clerk's Notice of delivery: (see NEF for details) Docket No:6, 7, 8. Thu Apr 26 15:45:43 CDT 2018 (crt) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-279ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez for pretrial management. (Ordered by Judge Jane J. Boyle on 4/27/2018) (epm) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-04-27***Clerk's Notice of delivery: (see NEF for details) Docket No:9. Fri Apr 27 11:40:22 CDT 2018 (crt) (Entered: 04/27/2018)
2018-05-2210SUMMONS Returned Executed as to National Personnel Records Center; served on 5/8/2018; United States Department of Justice; served on 5/8/2018. (epm) (Entered: 05/22/2018)
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