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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01344
Date Filed2019-05-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted FOIA requests to the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development for records concerning the briefing call on international religious freedom held by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on March 18, 2019. CREW also requested a fee waiver. Both agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. USAID told CREW that its request did not adequately identify the records sought. CREW agreed to narrow the scope of its request. USAID also told CREW it had place the organization in the news media category, mooting CREW's request for a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from either agency, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DefendantU.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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2019-05-081COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6112069) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 4 Summons State Department, # 5 Summons U.S. A.I.D.)(Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 05/08/2019)
2019-05-082LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 05/08/2019)
2019-05-09Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (zeg) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-093SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 05/09/2019)
2019-05-294RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/29/19., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/28/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/27/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT served on 5/28/2019; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 5/28/2019 (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 05/29/2019)
2019-05-295GENERAL ORDER FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE THE HONORABLE REGGIE B. WALTON. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on May 29, 2019. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 05/29/2019)
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