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Case TitlePROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00172
Date Filed2020-01-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffPROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.
Case DescriptionProtect Democracy Project submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State for records concerning the military strike that killed Qassim Soleimani and discussions of the President's authority to conduct the strike. PDP also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, PDP filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2020-01-221COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6756736) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Exhibit J, # 12 Summons, # 13 Summons, # 14 Summons)(Tindall, Anne) (Entered: 01/22/2020)
2020-01-222LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Tindall, Anne) (Entered: 01/22/2020)
2020-01-223WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO NOTICE FILED ON 2/3/2020..... MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Declaration of Anne H. Tindall, # 4 Exhibit A, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D, # 8 Exhibit E, # 9 Exhibit F, # 10 Exhibit G, # 11 Exhibit H, # 12 Exhibit I, # 13 Exhibit J, # 14 Declaration of Ian Bassin (Ex. K))(Tindall, Anne); Modified on 2/4/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 01/22/2020)
2020-01-23Case assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zmc) (Entered: 01/23/2020)
2020-01-234SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 01/23/2020)
2020-01-275RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 1/27/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Delivery confirmation, # 2 Receipt)(Tindall, Anne) (Entered: 01/27/2020)
2020-01-276RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE served on 1/27/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Delivery confirmation, # 2 Receipt)(Tindall, Anne) (Entered: 01/27/2020)
2020-01-277RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 1/27/2020 (Attachments: # 1 Delivery confirmation, # 2 Receipt)(Tindall, Anne) (Entered: 01/27/2020)
2020-01-288ENTERED IN ERROR.....CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. on January 27, 2020, as to U.S. Attorney General, pursuant to F.R.C.P. 4(i) . (Tindall, Anne) Modified on 1/29/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 01/28/2020)
2020-01-289ENTERED IN ERROR.....CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. on January 27, 2020, as to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, pursuant to F.R.C.P. 4(i) . (Tindall, Anne) Modified on 1/29/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 01/28/2020)
2020-01-29NOTICE OF ERROR re 8 Certificate of Service; emailed to anne.tindall@protectdemocracy.org, cc'd 1 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect event used, 2. Please refile document, 3. The correct event can be found under the Service of Process heading. (ztth, ) (Entered: 01/29/2020)
2020-01-29NOTICE OF ERROR re 9 Certificate of Service; emailed to anne.tindall@protectdemocracy.org, cc'd 1 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect event used, 2. Please refile document, 3. The correct event can be found under the Service of Process heading. (ztth, ) (Entered: 01/29/2020)
2020-01-3110NOTICE of Appearance by Kari E. D'Ottavio on behalf of All Defendants (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-02-0311NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION re 3 by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Tindall, Anne) Modified to add link on 2/5/2020 (znmw). (Entered: 02/03/2020)
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