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Case TitleHawkinson v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al
DistrictDistrict of Massachusetts
CityBoston
Case Number1:2020cv10189
Date Filed2020-01-31
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV
PlaintiffPro Se Party John A. Hawkinson
Case DescriptionJohn Hawkinson, a freelance reporter, submitted FOIA requests to the Executive Office for Immigration Review and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning communications between EOIR and ICE pertaining to the Pereira Brito litigation. Hawkinson also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request and both agencies told Hawkinson that his request was complex and would take further time to process. After hearing nothing further from either agency, Hawkinson filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantImmigration and Customs Enforcement
DefendantExecutive Office for Immigration Review
DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
DefendantDepartment of Justice
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2020-01-311COMPLAINT For Injunctive Relief against All Defendants, filed by John A. Hawkinson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Cover Letter, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet, # 10 Category Form)(Kelly, Danielle). (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-312MOTION for Leave to file electronically Pro Se by John A. Hawkinson.(Kelly, Danielle) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-313MOTION to Set 30-Day Time For Answer Pursuant To Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC S552(a)(4)(C) by John A. Hawkinson. (Kelly, Danielle) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-314Filing fee/payment: $ 400.00, receipt number 1BST078479 for 1 Complaint, (Currie, Haley) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-315ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-01-316Summons Issued as to All Defendants. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Kelly, Danielle) (Entered: 01/31/2020)
2020-02-037Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 2 Motion for leave to electronically file Pro Se. The court grants permission on the condition that the plaintiff satisfies all applicable training and other requirements for pro se litigants as stated in the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures, Page 5. The plaintiff is directed to complete the registration form accessible at https://public.mad.uscourts.gov/ecfreg.html (Bono, Christine) (Entered: 02/03/2020)
2020-02-038Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor, IV: "The motion is DENIED without prejudice. The motion requests an order directing respondents to follow the requirements of a federal statute. No court involvement is required unless the statutory requirement is not followed." ELECTRONIC ORDER entered denying 3 Motion without prejudice. (Bono, Christine) (Entered: 02/03/2020)
2020-02-049SUMMONS Returned Executed as to US Attorney by John A. Hawkinson. Department of Homeland Security served on 1/31/2020, answer due 3/2/2020; Department of Justice served on 1/31/2020, answer due 3/2/2020; Executive Office for Immigration Review served on 1/31/2020, answer due 3/2/2020; Immigration and Customs Enforcement served on 1/31/2020, answer due 3/2/2020. (Hawkinson, John) (Entered: 02/04/2020)
2020-02-0410SUMMONS Returned Executed by John A. Hawkinson. (Hawkinson, John) (Entered: 02/04/2020)
2020-02-0511SUMMONS Returned Executed by John A. Hawkinson. All Defendants., SUMMONS Returned Executed by John A. Hawkinson. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Certified receipt for ATTORNEY GENERAL (all defendants, pursuant to FRCP4(i)(1)(B)))(Hawkinson, John) (Entered: 02/05/2020)
2020-02-0512SUMMONS Returned Executed by John A. Hawkinson. Department of Justice served on 2/5/2020, answer due 3/6/2020., SUMMONS Returned Executed by John A. Hawkinson. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Certified receipt for DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE)(Hawkinson, John) (Entered: 02/05/2020)
2020-02-0613SUMMONS Returned Executed by John A. Hawkinson. Department of Homeland Security served on 2/6/2020, answer due 3/9/2020; Immigration and Customs Enforcement served on 2/6/2020, answer due 3/9/2020., SUMMONS Returned Executed by John A. Hawkinson. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Certified receipt for IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, # 2 Certified receipt for DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY)(Hawkinson, John) (Entered: 02/06/2020)
2020-02-1014NOTICE of Appearance by Michael P. Sady on behalf of Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Sady, Michael) (Entered: 02/10/2020)
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