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Case TitleMUSLIM ADVOCATES v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv01967
Date Filed2018-08-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffMUSLIM ADVOCATES
Case DescriptionMuslim Advocates submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning denaturalization cases. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. The Civil Division at DOJ denied all records under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding) and Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). Muslim advocates filed an administrative appeal of the denial to the Office of Information Policy. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told Muslim Advocates that its request was too broad. Muslim Advocates filed an administrative appeal of that decision. After hearing nothing further from either agency, Muslim Advocates filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantUNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
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2018-08-231COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5654213) filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons DOJ, # 6 Summons ICE, # 7 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 8 Summons USAO-DC)(Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 08/23/2018)
2018-08-232MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Nimra H. Azmi, :Firm- Muslim Advocates, :Address- P.O. Box 34440, Washington, D.C. 20043. Phone No. - 202-897-2564. Fax No. - 202-508-1007 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5654300. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 08/23/2018)
2018-08-23Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zmd) (Entered: 08/24/2018)
2018-08-27MINUTE ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice : Local Rule 83.2(c)(2) provides that "[a]n attorney who engages in the practice of law from an office located in the District of Columbia must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Bar of this Court to file papers in this Court." On motion submitted by a member of the Bar of this Court, attorney Nimra H. Azmi seeks pro hac vice admission to represent Plaintiff in this case. Ms. Azmi declares that she works from an office located in the District of Columbia and that she has a pending application for membership to the District of Columbia Bar. Notwithstanding Local Rule 83.2(c)(2), it is hereby ORDERED that Nimra H. Azmi is admitted to represent Plaintiff pro hac vice in this case. As soon as practicable after Ms. Azmi's admission to the District of Columbia Bar, she must seek admission to the Bar of this Court. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on August 27, 2018. (lcrc2) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-273SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 08/27/2018)
2018-08-284NOTICE of Appearance by Sirine Shebaya on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 08/28/2018)
2018-09-065NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 09/06/2018)
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