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Case TitleMake the Road New York et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictEastern District of New York
CityBrooklyn
Case Number1:2018cv02445
Date Filed2018-04-25
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Nicholas G. Garaufis
PlaintiffMake the Road New York
PlaintiffMake the Road Connecticut
Case DescriptionMake the Road New York and Make the Road Connecticut, community organizations working with immigrants, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice for records concerning the Trump administration's decision to terminate DACA. The two organizations also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel denied the request for expedited processing. The organizations filed an administrative appeal of that decision, but the agency upheld its original decision to deny expedited processing. The organizations also agreed with OLC to narrow their request to cover only records pertaining to legal advice. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, Make the Road New York and Make the Road Connecticut filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantOffice of the Secretary of Homeland Security
DefendantU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantU.S. Department of Justice
DefendantOffice of the Attorney General
DefendantOffice of the Solicitor General
DefendantOffice of Legal Counsel
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2018-04-251COMPLAINT against All Defendants filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0207-10383422 Was the Disclosure Statement on Civil Cover Sheet completed -YES,, filed by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons U.S. Department of Homeland Security, # 3 Proposed Summons Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security, # 4 Proposed Summons United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, # 5 Proposed Summons U.S. Department of Justice, # 6 Proposed Summons Office of the Attorney General, # 7 Proposed Summons Office of the Solicitor General, # 8 Proposed Summons Office of Legal Counsel, # 9 Exhibit A, # 10 Exhibit B, # 11 Exhibit C, # 12 Exhibit D, # 13 Exhibit E, # 14 Exhibit F, # 15 Exhibit G, # 16 Exhibit H, # 17 Exhibit I, # 18 Exhibit J, # 19 Exhibit K, # 20 Exhibit L, # 21 Exhibit M, # 22 Exhibit N) (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 04/25/2018)
2018-04-25Case assigned to Judge Pamela K. Chen and Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned Judges, located on our website . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-252Summons Issued as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-263In accordance with Rule 73 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 73.1, the parties are notified that if all parties consent a United States magistrate judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action including a (jury or nonjury) trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. Attached to the Notice is a blank copy of the consent form that should be filled out, signed and filed electronically only if all parties wish to consent. The form may also be accessed at the following link: http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO085.pdf . You may withhold your consent without adverse substantive consequences . Do NOT return or file the consent unless all parties have signed the consent. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-264This attorney case opening filing has been checked for quality control. See the attachment for corrections that were made, if any. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-04-265Notice of Related Case (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-05-09ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis and Magistrate Judge James Orenstein for all further proceedings. Judge Pamela K. Chen, Magistrate Judge Steven M. Gold no longer assigned to case Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned Judges, located on our website . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Ordered by Chief Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry on 5/9/2018. (Bowens, Priscilla) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-146Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint,,, by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-147Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint,,, by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-148Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint,,, by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-149Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint,,, by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-1410Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint,,, by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-1411Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint,,, by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-1412Proposed Summons. Re 1 Complaint,,, by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York (Rebert, Trudy) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-1513Amended (Reissued) Summons as to Office of Legal Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice. (Attachments: # 1 Office of the AG, # 2 Secretary Homeland, # 3 Solicitor General, # 4 Citizenship and Immigration, # 5 DOJ, # 6 Homeland) (Lee, Tiffeny) (Entered: 05/15/2018)
2018-05-2114MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Justin B. Cox Filing fee $ 150, receipt number 0207-10448388. by Make the Road Connecticut, Make the Road New York. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit in Support, # 2 Certificates of Good Standing) (Cox, Justin) (Entered: 05/21/2018)
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