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Case TitlePHILLIPS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01226
Date Filed2019-04-26
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffJOSHUA PHILLIPS
Case DescriptionJoshua Phillips, a journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records of investigations from June 28, 2018 to the present that refer to family separation in the summary. Phillips submitted a second FOIA request for the same records from January 2017 to December 2017. 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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2019-04-261COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6085391) filed by JOSHUA PHILLIPS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit B - FOIA Request, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 04/26/2019)
2019-04-262NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of JOSHUA PHILLIPS (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 04/26/2019)
2019-04-29Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zef, ) (Entered: 04/29/2019)
2019-04-293SUMMONS (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: 04/29/2019)
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