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Case TitleLEOPOLD et al v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01331
Date Filed2020-05-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffJASON LEOPOLD
PlaintiffBUZZFEED, INC.
Case DescriptionReporter Jason Leopold submitted FOIA requests to the Federal Election Commission, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for records concerning issues related to the effects of the corona virus. Leopold also requested expedited processing. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests and all but the FEC granted Leopold's request for expedited processing; the FEC had not made a decision on expedition when Leopold filed suit. After hearing nothing further from the agencies, Leopold filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
DefendantTRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantU.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
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2020-05-191COMPLAINT against FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7139303) filed by JASON LEOPOLD, BUZZFEED, INC.. (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 Civil Cover Sheet, # 12 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-192NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of BUZZFEED, INC., JASON LEOPOLD (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-193LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by BUZZFEED, INC. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 05/19/2020)
2020-05-20Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (adh, ) (Entered: 05/20/2020)
2020-05-204SUMMONS (7) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 05/20/2020)
2020-06-115GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES APPLICABLE TO FOIA CASES ASSIGNED TO JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Court's instructions for processing and production of records, batching motions, and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 6/11/2020. (jag) (Entered: 06/11/2020)
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