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Case TitleAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01927
Date Filed2018-08-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Case DescriptionThe ACLU submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Marshals Service for records concerning policies to shackle adults and juveniles. The ACLU also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The ACLU contacted the agency several times to check on the status of its request. The ACLU was told that its request was still being processed and would take months to complete. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the ACLU filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2018-08-161COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5644820) filed by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(Michelman, Scott) (Entered: 08/16/2018)
2018-08-16Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zmd) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-21SUMMONS Not Issued as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General (zmd) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-212NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-213REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.(Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-08-244SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmw) (Entered: 08/24/2018)
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