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Case TitleBRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01841
Date Filed2018-08-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffBRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Case DescriptionThe Brennan Center for Justice submitted a FOIA request to the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice for records concerning a June 28, 2017 letter sent by the Chief of DOJ's Voting Section to state election officials. The Brennan Center also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the first part of the Brennan Center's request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding) and Exemption 3 (other statutes). The agency disclosed 407 redacted pages in response to the second part of the Brennan Center's request, citing Exemption 5 (privileges) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). The Brennan Center filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Brennan Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-08-071COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5625522) filed by BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Exhibit A, # 6 Exhibit B, # 7 Exhibit C)(Evers, Austin) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-072LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (Evers, Austin) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-073MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Katherine M. Anthony, :Firm- American Oversight, :Address- 1030 15th St. NW, B255, Washington, DC 20005. Phone No. - (202) 897-3918. Fax No. - (202) 871-6523 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5626041. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (Evers, Austin) (Entered: 08/07/2018)
2018-08-07Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zmd) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-084MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Jonathan Brater, :Firm- Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, :Address- 120 Broadway, Suite 1750, New York, NY 10271. Phone No. - (646) 292-8373. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5628574. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (Evers, Austin) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-095SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 08/09/2018)
2018-08-20MINUTE ORDER granting 3 4 Motions for Leave of Katherine M. Anthony and Jonathan Brater to Appear Pro Hac Vice only upon condition that the lawyers admitted, or at least one member of the lawyers' firm, undergo CM/ECF training, obtain a CM/ECF username and password, and agree to file papers electronically. No court papers will be mailed to any lawyer. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/20/18. (DMK) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-226RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/9/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/8/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/14/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/14/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Anthony, Katherine) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-09-067MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Maximillian Feldman, :Firm- Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, :Address- 120 Broadway, Suite 1750, New York, NY 10271. Phone No. - 646-925-8734. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5675831. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Anthony, Katherine) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
2018-09-07MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Motion for Leave of Maxillian Feldman to Appear Pro Hac Vice only upon condition that the lawyer admitted, or at least one member of the lawyer's firm, undergo CM/ECF training, obtain a CM/ECF username and password, and agree to file papers electronically. No court papers will be mailed to any lawyer. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 9/7/18. (DMK) (Entered: 09/07/2018)
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