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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv02906
Date Filed2019-09-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted a FOIA request to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence for records prepared for or used by the Commission during its meetings. EPIC also requested expedited processing. The Commission acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the Commission, EPIC filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantERIC SCHMIDT in his official capacity as Chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
DefendantYLLI BAJRAKTARI in his official capacity as Executive Director of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2019-09-271COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6402957) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Davisson, John) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-09-272LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Davisson, John) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-09-273NOTICE of Appearance by Marc Rotenberg on behalf of ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Rotenberg, Marc) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-09-274MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Davisson, John) (Entered: 09/27/2019)
2019-09-30Case Assigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (zeg) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-09-305SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to YLLI BAJRAKTARI, NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ERIC SCHMIDT, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zeg) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
2019-10-016STANDING ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. The parties are hereby ORDERED to read and comply with the directives in the attached standing order. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 10/1/2019. (lctnm2) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-017REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia re 1 Complaint, filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. Related document: 1 Complaint, filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER.(Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-018REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE for Attorney General of the United States filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER.(Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-01MINUTE ORDER. On September 27, 2019, Plaintiff filed a 4 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, invoking LCvR 65.1(d). Therefore, the Defendant shall file a responsive pleading on or before October 8, 2019. Plaintiff's Reply, if any, is due on or before October 11, 2019, and the Court will hold a hearing on the Motion on October 16, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., in Courtroom 2. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 10/1/2019. (lctnm2) (Entered: 10/01/2019)
2019-10-029SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (ztth) (Entered: 10/02/2019)
2019-10-0210NOTICE of Appearance by Gary Daniel Feldon on behalf of All Defendants (Feldon, Gary) (Entered: 10/02/2019)
2019-10-02Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendants' responsive pleading due by 10/8/2019. Plaintiff's reply due by 10/11/2019. Motion Hearing set for 10/16/2019 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 2 before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (hmc) (Entered: 10/02/2019)
2019-10-0311RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/2/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/1/2019. (Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/03/2019)
2019-10-0812Counter MOTION to Modify Scheduling Order by NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Feldon, Gary) (Entered: 10/08/2019)
2019-10-09MINUTE ORDER granting in part Defendants' 12 Consent Motion to Modify Briefing Schedule. Defendants shall file their responsive pleading by today, October 9, 2019. Plaintiff's reply, if any, shall remain due on or before October 11, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 10/9/2019. (lctnm2) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
2019-10-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants' responsive pleading due by 10/9/2019. Plaintiff's reply due by 10/11/2019. (hmc) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
2019-10-0913RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/4/19. (Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
2019-10-0914RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 10/3/2019 (Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/09/2019)
2019-10-0916Memorandum in opposition to re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. (ztth) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-1015Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Nunc Pro Tunc by NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Feldon, Gary) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-10MINUTE ORDER granting Defendants' 15 Consent Motion for an Extension of Time, Nunc Pro Tunc , to Oppose the Preliminary Injunction Motion. Defendants' Opposition shall be deemed filed on October 9, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 10/10/2019. (lctnm2) (Entered: 10/10/2019)
2019-10-1117REPLY to opposition to motion re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/11/2019)
2019-10-16Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Trevor N. McFadden: Motion Hearing held on 10/16/2019. MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER, heard and DENIED for reasons stated on the record. Defendants' Motion to Dismiss due by 10/31/2019. Plaintiff's Opposition due by 11/7/2019. Defendants' Reply due by 11/14/2019. (Court Reporter: Elizabeth Saint-Loth.) (hmc) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-1618ORDER denying 4 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and setting briefing schedule for a Partial Motion to Dismiss. See attached Order for details. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 10/16/2019. (lctnm2) (Entered: 10/16/2019)
2019-10-1819RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE served on 10/15/2019 (Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/18/2019)
2019-10-1820RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. ERIC SCHMIDT served on 10/11/2019 (Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/18/2019)
2019-10-1821RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. YLLI BAJRAKTARI served on 10/11/2019 (Davisson, John) (Entered: 10/18/2019)
2019-10-1822TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS, before Judge Trevor N. McFadden, held on 10-16-2019. Page Numbers: 1 - 61. Date of Issuance: 10-18-2019. Court Reporter: Elizabeth SaintLoth; Telephone number: 202-354-3242. Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order Form For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced abov e. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter. NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 11/8/2019. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 11/18/2019. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 1/16/2020.(Saint-Loth, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/18/2019)
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