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Case TitleREPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02847
Date Filed2019-09-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Thomas F. Hogan
PlaintiffREPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
Case DescriptionThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press submitted FOIA requests to the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice and the FBI for records concerning Bryan Carmody and a list of keywords. The Reporters Committee provided a privacy waiver from Carmody. The Reporters Committee also requested a fee waiver. Both agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. The FBI denied the request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). The Reporters Committee filed an administrative appeal of that decision. The Office of Information Policy upheld the FBI's denial. The Reporters Committee also submitted a FOIA request to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for records about Carmody. The Reporters Committee also provided a privacy waiver from Carmody and requested a fee waiver. EOUSA acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the Reporters Committee filed suit..
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantEXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
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2019-09-231COMPLAINT against EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6393289) filed by REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Civil Cover Sheet, # 11 Summons)(Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 09/23/2019)
2019-09-25Case Assigned to Judge Thomas F. Hogan. (zeg) (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-09-252SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/25/2019)
2019-10-073RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS served on 10/3/2019; FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION served on 10/1/2019; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/3/2019, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/3/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/2/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/03/19. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavits of Mailing)(Townsend, KatieLynn) (Entered: 10/07/2019)
2019-10-094NOTICE of Appearance by Katherine Boyd Palmer-Ball on behalf of All Defendants (Palmer-Ball, Katherine) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
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