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Case TitlePEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01947
Date Filed2018-08-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffPEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY
Case DescriptionPeople for the American Way submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Education, the EPA, and the Department of Agriculture for records concerning communications between agency officials and Ralph Drollinger and Capitol Ministries pertaining to a Bible study conducted by Capitol Ministries. PFAW also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, PFAW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
DefendantUNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
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2018-08-201COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5648130) filed by PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons US Department of Agriculture, # 3 Summons US Department of Education, # 4 Summons US Environmental Protection Agency)(Goldblatt, Craig) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-202LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY (Goldblatt, Craig) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-20Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (zmd) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-223STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 08/22/18. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-224SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
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