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Case TitleThe Transparency Project v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictEastern District of Texas
Case Number4:2020cv00467
Date Filed2020-06-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge Sean D. Jordan
PlaintiffThe Transparency Project
Case DescriptionThe Transparency Project submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning Imran Awan, Abid Awan, Jamal Awan, Hina Alvi, Rao Abbas, and Seth Rich. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and the FBI responded. The Transparency Project also submitted a FOIA request to the National Security Agency for records concerning a number of individuals, including Seth Rich and Julian Assange. After hearing nothing further from either agency, the Transparency Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantNational Security Agency
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2020-06-121COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0540-7837139.), filed by The Transparency Project. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (DOJ request), # 2 Exhibit 2 (NSA request), # 3 Civil Cover Sheet)(Clevenger, Ty) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
2020-06-12Case ASSIGNED to District Judge Sean D. Jordan. (baf, ) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
2020-06-12In accordance with the provisions of 28 USC Section 636(c), you are hereby notified that a U.S. Magistrate Judge of this district court is available to conduct any or all proceedings in this case including a jury or non-jury trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. The form Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge is available on our website. All signed consent forms, excluding pro se parties, should be filed electronically using the event Notice Regarding Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge . (baf, ) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
2020-06-122SUMMONS Issued as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (baf, ) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
2020-06-123SUMMONS Issued as to National Security Agency. (baf, ) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
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