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Case TitleKNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02709
Date Filed2018-11-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffKNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Case DescriptionThe Knight First Amendment Institute submitted FOIA requests to the CIA, NSA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State for records concerning whether the intelligence agencies learned of the potential threat to Jamil Khashoggi before he was killed. The Knight First Amendment Institute also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. All of the agencies except for the State Department denied the Institute's request for expedited processing. Some agencies denied the Institute's request for a fee waiver, while some either granted or had not made a decision. The Institute filed administrative appeals of the denial of expedited processing. The Justice Department denied the Institute's administrative appeal, while none of the other agencies had acted on the Institute's appeals before the Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantNATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2018-11-201COMPLAINT Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University against All Defendants Central Intelligence Agency et al ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5802792) filed by KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Supplement Corporate Disclosure Form, # 4 Summons CIA, # 5 Summons DOJ, # 6 Summons NSA, # 7 Summons ODNI, # 8 Summons DOS)(Jaffer, Jameel) (Entered: 11/20/2018)
2018-11-20Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zmd) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-11-212LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. (zmd) (Entered: 11/21/2018)
2018-11-263SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 11/26/2018)
2018-11-264STANDING ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 11/26/2018. (lctnm2) (Entered: 11/26/2018)
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