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Case TitleCENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING v. U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01964
Date Filed2018-08-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffCENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Case DescriptionThe Center for Investigative Reporting sent a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning its CARIER program. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told CIR that it found no responsive records. CIR filed an administrative appeal of that finding. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-08-221COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5652228) filed by CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A-F, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-222NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of THE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2018)
2018-08-22Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zmd) (Entered: 08/24/2018)
2018-08-273SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-09-184NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 09/18/2018)
2018-09-195RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 9/4/2018 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/19/2018)
2018-09-196RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT served on 9/14/2018 (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/19/2018)
2018-09-197RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 09/05/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/19/2018)
2018-09-198RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/5/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/5/2018. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 09/19/2018)
2018-10-059ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-10-0510ORDER: Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before October 19, 2018. See attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/05/2018. (lcapm3) Modified on 10/5/2018 (lcapm3, ). (Entered: 10/05/2018)
2018-10-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/19/2018. (zjd) (Entered: 10/09/2018)
2018-10-1811Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-19MINUTE ORDER. The parties shall report by November 19, 2018, whether summary judgment will be required and, if so, propose a briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 10/19/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 10/19/2018)
2018-10-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/19/2018. (zjd) (Entered: 10/19/2018)
2018-11-1912Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 11/19/2018)
2018-11-19MINUTE ORDER: In light of 12 the parties' Joint Status Report, the parties shall submit a subsequent Joint Status Report on or before December 19, 2018, notifying the court whether summary judgment briefing will be required and, if so, proposing a briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 11/19/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 11/19/2018)
2018-11-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/19/2018. (zjd) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-12-1913PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 12/19/2018)
2018-12-1914ORDER: Having considered 13 the Joint Request for Briefing Schedule, the court sets the following schedule for further proceedings in this matter: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before January 31, 2019; Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before February 28, 2019; Defendants' Reply and Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before March 11, 2019; Plaintiff's Reply shall be filed on or before March 25, 2019. See attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 12/19/2018. (lcapm3) (Entered: 12/19/2018)
2018-12-19Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment due by 1/31/2019. Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition due by 2/28/2019. Defendant's Reply and Opposition due by 3/11/2019. Plaintiff's Reply due by 3/25/2019. (zjd) (Entered: 12/21/2018)
2019-01-3115Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 01/31/2019)
2019-01-31MINUTE ORDER granting 15 Consent Motion for Extension of Time and Modification of Briefing Schedule. The court sets the following schedule for further proceedings in this matter: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before March 4, 2019; Plaintiff's Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before April 3, 2019; Defendants' Reply shall be filed on or before April 17, 2019; and Plaintiff's reply shall be filed on or before April 24, 2019. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 01/31/2019. (lcapm3) (Entered: 01/31/2019)
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