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Case TitleMARTINEZ v. U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv01571
Date Filed2020-06-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Dabney L. Friedrich
PlaintiffFREDDY MARTINEZ
Case DescriptionJournalist Freddy Martinez submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Special Command and the Department of Defense for records concerning the training and use of dogs in military operations. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records based on Exemption 1 (national security). Martinez filed an administrative appeal. 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. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2020-06-161COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7234138) filed by FREDDY MARTINEZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
2020-06-162NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
2020-06-163NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of FREDDY MARTINEZ (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
2020-06-16Case assigned to Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. (zmc) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
2020-06-164SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmc) (Entered: 06/16/2020)
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