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Case TitleBRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01860
Date Filed2018-08-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffBRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
PlaintiffCHARLES KURZMAN
Case DescriptionThe Brennan Center for Justice submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records from the LIONS database involving public charges listed under six categories related to terrorism. The Brennan Center also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the Brennan Center's request for expedited processing, but granted its request for a fee waiver. The agency responded to the Brennan Center's request by indicating that the information it sought was available on DOJ's website. The Brennan Center filed an administrative appeal. The Office of Information Policy upheld the denial of expedited processing as well as the referral to the website, adding that some personal information was properly redacted under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy) and Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records). The Brennan Center then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-08-081COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5627390) filed by BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Charles Kurzman. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-6, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons)(Wolinsky, Marc) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-08Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zsb) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-082STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set out in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 8/8/2018. (lcrdm2, ) (Entered: 08/08/2018)
2018-08-103SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 08/10/2018)
2018-08-204RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/20/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/19/2018. (Wolinsky, Marc) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-205RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/20/2018. (Wolinsky, Marc) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-206RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/20/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Proof of Service on Civil Docket Clerk, US Department of Justice)(Wolinsky, Marc) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
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