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Case TitleMARTINEZ v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv00251
Date Filed2020-01-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffFREDDY MARTINEZ
Case DescriptionFreddy Martinez, a journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning open or closed investigations of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, pertaining to threats to their safety. The agency acknowledged Martinez's request and split it into four separate requests. The FBI then told Martinez that it was administratively closing his requests because they required the agency to answer questions. Martinez filed an administrative appeal of all four requests. The agency remanded the requests for further processing. The agency told Martinez that it was searching for records on threats to Ocasio-Cortez and Omar. It also told Martinez that it found no records pertaining to threats to Pressley. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Martinez filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
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2020-01-301COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6782569) filed by FREDDY MARTINEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Civil Cover Sheet, # 13 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-302NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-303NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 01/30/2020)
2020-01-31Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (adh, ) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-314SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-315STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 1/31/20. (lcrdm1) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-02-256NOTICE of Appearance by Katherine Boyd Palmer-Ball on behalf of All Defendants (Palmer-Ball, Katherine) (Entered: 02/25/2020)
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