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Case TitlePHILLIPS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2018cv02916
Date Filed2018-12-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffJOSHUA PHILLIPS
Case DescriptionJoshua Phillips, a journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the downgrading of the domestic terrorism unit. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and invoked a 10-day extension. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Phillips filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2018-12-121COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5835219) filed by JOSHUA PHILLIPS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/12/2018)
2018-12-122NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of JOSHUA PHILLIPS (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/12/2018)
2018-12-13Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zef, ) (Entered: 12/13/2018)
2018-12-133SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 12/13/2018)
2018-12-144GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE 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 Courts instructions for briefing 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 12/14/2018. (lckbj1) (Entered: 12/14/2018)
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