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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01771
Date Filed2018-07-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
Case DescriptionThe Campaign Legal Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records pertaining to a request from Arthur Gary, General Counsel of the Justice Management Division, to the Census Bureau asking it to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form. CLC also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted CLC's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CLC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2018-07-301COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5611117) filed by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Summons, # 8 Civil Cover Sheet with Notice of Related Case)(Miller, Adam) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-07-302LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 07/30/2018)
2018-07-303NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. Case related to Case No. 18-1187. (sth) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-07-30Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsth) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-07-314SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 07/31/2018)
2018-08-075RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/1/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/31/2018. (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-076RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/01/2018. (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-077RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/1/2018 (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-308NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-08-309ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/30/2018)
2018-08-31MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil procedure appear to be inapplicable. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and propose a schedule for proceeding in this matter. The schedule shall address the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated number of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated date(s) for release of the documents requested by Plaintiff, whether a motion for an Open America stay is likely in this case, whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case, whether and when either party anticipates filing a dispositive motion, and any other pertinent issues. The parties shall file a joint status report that addresses these issues and that contains a proposed schedule and proposed order no later than 9/28/18. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/31/8. (DJS) (Entered: 08/31/2018)
2018-08-31Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/28/2018. (tb) (Entered: 08/31/2018)
2018-09-0410NOTICE of Appearance by Danielle M. Lang on behalf of CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Lang, Danielle) (Entered: 09/04/2018)
2018-09-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/28/2018. (tb) (Entered: 09/05/2018)
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