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Case TitlePHILLIPS v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01971
Date Filed2019-07-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffJOSHUA PHILLIPS
Case DescriptionJoshua Phillips, an investigative reporter, submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning domestic terrorism in the United States. Phillips also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. Several components asked Phillips to narrow the scope of his request, which he did. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, Phillips filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2019-07-011COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6227573) filed by JOSHUA PHILLIPS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons DHS Summons)(Kelly, Joseph) (Attachment 4 replaced on 7/3/2019) (zeg). (Entered: 07/01/2019)
2019-07-03Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zeg) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
2019-07-032SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
2019-07-053REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE re 1 Complaint, filed by JOSHUA PHILLIPS. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by JOSHUA PHILLIPS. (Attachments: # 1 Summons US Atty Office for DC)(Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 07/05/2019)
2019-07-054SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (tth) (Entered: 07/05/2019)
2019-07-155ENTERED IN ERROR.....RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/12/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/11/2019. (Kelly, Joseph); Modified on 7/15/2019 (tth). (Entered: 07/15/2019)
2019-07-156RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 7/8/2019. (Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 07/15/2019)
2019-07-157RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 7/12/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 07/15/2019)
2019-07-158RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/8/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/7/2019. (Kelly, Joseph) (Entered: 07/15/2019)
2019-07-15NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re 5 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney, was entered in error. Said pleading was refiled by counsel as Docket Entry 8 . (tth) (Entered: 07/15/2019)
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