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Case TitleEDDINGTON v. UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv01999
Date Filed2019-07-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffPATRICK EDDINGTON
Case DescriptionPatrick Eddington, a researcher at the Cato Institute, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Postal Service for records concerning possible implementation of registration or detention of citizens of Arab/Persian descent in case of a national emergency or use of military force. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and asked Eddington to narrow the scope of the request. Eddington filed an administrative appeal and the agency ultimately told him it would administratively close his request as too broad to allow for a search. Eddington then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
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2019-07-031COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6234900) filed by PATRICK EDDINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
2019-07-032NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of PATRICK EDDINGTON (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 07/03/2019)
2019-07-08Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (zeg) (Entered: 07/08/2019)
2019-07-083SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 07/08/2019)
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