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Case TitlePROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02644
Date Filed2018-11-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffPROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.
Case DescriptionProtect Democracy Project submitted a FOIA request to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice for records concerning communications with President Trump and other government officials or groups concerning the need for a citizenship question for the 2020 Census. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied the request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding), citing the ongoing litigation over the proposed citizenship question. PDP filed an administrative appeal of the decision with the Office of Information Policy. OIP upheld the agency's decision. PDP then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION
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2018-11-151COMPLAINT against THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5793677) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons)(Lawson, Dennis) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-152LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Lawson, Dennis) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-153NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. Case related to Case No. 17-2561, 18-379, 18-1628, 18-1629, 17-2440. (Lawson, Dennis) (Entered: 11/15/2018)
2018-11-15Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (zef, ) (Entered: 11/16/2018)
2018-11-164SUMMONS Issued Electronically as to All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 11/16/2018)
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