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Case TitlePHILLIPS v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00928
Date Filed2019-04-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
PlaintiffJOSHUA PHILLIPS
Case DescriptionJoshua Phillips, an investigative reporter, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Department of State, and OMB for records concerning the treatment of alien minors in government detention centers. Phillips also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, Phillips filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantCUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
DefendantIMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DefendantCITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
DefendantADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
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2019-04-021COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6037211) filed by Joshua Phillips. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons DHS, # 3 Summons CBP, # 4 Summons ICE, # 5 Summons CIS, # 6 Summons HHS, # 7 Summons ACF, # 8 Summons DOJ, # 9 Summons DOS, # 10 Summons OMB, # 11 Summons US Atty Gen, # 12 Summons USAO DC)(Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 04/02/2019)
2019-04-03Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (zsb) (Entered: 04/03/2019)
2019-04-032SUMMONS (11) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachmen: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 04/03/2019)
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