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Case TitleCommunity Legal Services in East Palo Alto et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al.,
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2018cv03359
Date Filed2018-06-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Laurel Beeler
PlaintiffCommunity Legal Services in East Palo Alto
PlaintiffNational Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Case DescriptionThe Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning prosecutorial discretion. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, provided two separate request numbers, but later consolidated the requests. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the organizations filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Department of Homeland Security
DefendantUnited States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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2018-06-071COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552; against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12415195.). Filed byCommunity Legal Services in East Palo Alto, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(Stark, Jennifer) (Filed on 6/7/2018) Modified on 6/8/2018 (aaaS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/07/2018)
2018-06-072Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening. Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 6/21/2018. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/7/2018) (Entered: 06/07/2018)
2018-06-073Proposed Summons. (Stark, Jennifer) (Filed on 6/7/2018) (Entered: 06/07/2018)
2018-06-074Certificate of Interested Entities by Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (Stark, Jennifer) (Filed on 6/7/2018) (Entered: 06/07/2018)
2018-06-07Electronic filing error . Corrected by Clerk's Office. No further action is necessary. Re: 1 Complaint, filed by National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guil d, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Defendant Parties Entered Incorrectly (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/7/2018) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-06-075Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 8/30/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 9/6/2018 11:00 AM. Signed by Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler on 6/7/18. (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/7/2018) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-06-086Summons Issued as to United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (aaaS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2018) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-06-087CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (Stark, Jennifer) (Filed on 6/8/2018) (Entered: 06/08/2018)
2018-06-258CLERK'S NOTICE Re: Consent or Declination: Plaintiffs shall file a consent or declination to proceed before a magistrate judge. Note that any party is free to withhold consent to proceed before a magistrate judge without adverse substantive consequences. The forms are available at: http://cand.uscourts.gov/civilforms. Consent/Declination due by 7/9/2018 . (ejkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/25/2018) (Entered: 06/25/2018)
2018-06-279CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Stark, Jennifer) (Filed on 6/27/2018) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-07-1110Defendants' ANSWER to Complaint byUnited States Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Falk, Rebecca) (Filed on 7/11/2018) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
2018-07-1111CLERK'S NOTICE Re: Consent or Declination: Defendants shall file a consent or declination to proceed before a magistrate judge. Note that any party is free to withhold consent to proceed before a magistrate judge without adverse substantive consequences. The forms are available at: http://cand.uscourts.gov/civilforms. Consent/Declination due by 7/25/2018 . (ejkS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/11/2018) (Entered: 07/11/2018)
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