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Case TitleNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02399
Date Filed2018-10-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
Case DescriptionThe National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers submitted FOIA requests to the Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice for records concerning policies and practices for collecting, retaining, use, or sharing of inmates' attorney-client emails. NACDL also requested inclusion in the news media fee category. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. Both agencies told NACDL that its request qualified for unusual circumstances. After hearing nothing further from either agency, NACDL filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
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2018-10-181COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5745920) filed by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix A, # 2 Appendix B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(Pollack, Barry) Modified on 10/22/2018 (zrdj). (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-182NOTICE of Appearance by Barry J. Pollack on behalf of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS (Pollack, Barry) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-183MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Catherine Crump, :Firm- Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, U.C. Berkeley School of Law, :Address- 353 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7200. Phone No. - 510-642-5049. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5746136. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Pollack, Barry) Modified on 10/22/2018 (zrdj). (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-184MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Megan Graham, :Firm- Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, U.C. Berkeley School of Law, :Address- 353 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7200. Phone No. - 510-664-4381. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5746155. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Pollack, Barry) (Entered: 10/18/2018)
2018-10-18Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zmd) (Entered: 10/23/2018)
2018-10-235SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jf) (Entered: 10/23/2018)
2018-10-246GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES APPLICABLE TO FOIA CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Court's instructions for processing and production of records, batching motions, and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 10/24/2018. (lckbj1) (Entered: 10/24/2018)
2018-10-317RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10-31-18. (Pollack, Barry) (Entered: 10/31/2018)
2018-10-318RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/31/2018; FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS served on 10/30/2018 (Pollack, Barry) (Entered: 10/31/2018)
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