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Case TitleCITIZENS UNITED v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv03466
Date Filed2019-11-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffCITIZENS UNITED
Case DescriptionCitizens United submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning emails sent to or from the former Deputy Chief of Mission in Kyiv, Ukraine and Senior Anti-Corruption Coordinator George Kent mentioning Hunter Biden or Burisma. Citizens United also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Citizens United filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2019-11-181COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6570124) filed by CITIZENS UNITED. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Summons to the Attorney General, # 4 Summons to the State Dept, # 5 Summons to the US Attorney)(Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 11/18/2019)
2019-11-182LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS UNITED (Morgan, Jeremiah) (Entered: 11/18/2019)
2019-11-19Case assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zmc) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
2019-11-193SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
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