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Case TitleThe New York Times Company v. Department of Defense
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2020cv00043
Date Filed2020-01-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Edgardo Ramos
PlaintiffThe New York Times Company
Case DescriptionThe New York Times submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Defense for records concerning President Trump's revised set of principles, standards, and procedures for counter-terrorism kill-or-capture operations, replacing President Obama's guidance. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the New York Times filed suit.

DefendantDepartment of Defense
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2020-01-031COMPLAINT against Department of Defense. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-18418212)Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/03/2020)
2020-01-032CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/03/2020)
2020-01-033RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/03/2020)
2020-01-034REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Defense, re: 1 Complaint. Document filed by The New York Times Company. (McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/03/2020)
2020-01-035NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Alexandra Perloff-Giles on behalf of The New York Times Company. (Perloff-Giles, Alexandra) (Entered: 01/03/2020)
2020-01-06CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Unassigned. (pne) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
2020-01-06Case Designated ECF. (pne) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
2020-01-06CASE REFERRED TO Judge Edgardo Ramos as possibly related to 17CV9972. (pne) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
2020-01-06***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY TO ELECTRONICALLY FILE RELATED CASE STATEMENT. Notice to Attorney David Edward McCraw, for non compliance with Local Rule 13 of the Division of Business Among Judges. Attorney must electronically file the Related Case Statement. Use the event type Statement of Relatedness found under the event list Other Documents. (pne) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
2020-01-06***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING CIVIL CASE OPENING STATISTICAL ERROR CORRECTION: Notice to attorney David Edward McCraw. The following case opening statistical information was erroneously selected/entered: County code Albany. The following correction(s) have been made to your case entry: the County code has been modified to New York. (pne) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
2020-01-066ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Defense. (pne) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
2020-01-067STATEMENT OF RELATEDNESS re: that this action be filed as related to 17-cv-9972. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
2020-01-07CASE ACCEPTED AS RELATED. Create association to 1:17-cv-09972-ER. Notice of Assignment to follow. (wb) (Entered: 01/07/2020)
2020-01-07NOTICE OF CASE REASSIGNMENT to Judge Edgardo Ramos. Judge Unassigned is no longer assigned to the case. (wb) (Entered: 01/07/2020)
2020-01-07Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (wb) (Entered: 01/07/2020)
2020-01-148LETTER addressed to Judge Edgardo Ramos from David McCraw dated January 14, 2020 re: The New York Times Company v. Department of Defense, No. 20-cv-43. Document filed by The New York Times Company.(McCraw, David) (Entered: 01/14/2020)
2020-01-159ORDER re: (8 in 1:20-cv-00043-ER) Letter filed by The New York Times Company, (23 in 1:17-cv-09972-ER) Letter filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. For the reasons set forth above, the Court sets the following consolidated briefing schedule for both actions: motions due February 12, 2020; oppositions due March 11, 2020; and replies due March 25, 2020. Furthermore, in light of this briefing schedule, the request for a pre-motion conference filed in 17 Civ. 9972, Doc. 23, is DENIED as moot. It is SO ORDERED. (Motions due by 2/12/2020., Responses due by 3/11/2020, Replies due by 3/25/2020.) (Signed by Judge Edgardo Ramos on 1/15/2020) (kv) (Entered: 01/15/2020)
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