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Case TitleWITTES v. OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02020
Date Filed2020-07-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
PlaintiffBENJAMIN WITTES
PlaintiffSCOTT R. ANDERSON
Case DescriptionBenjamin Wittes and Scott Anderson, editors of Lawfare, submitted two FOIA requests to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Their first request asked for records concerning the Analytic Objectivity and Process Surveys from 2015 through 2020. Their second request asked for records concerning the intelligence community employee climate survey from 2015 through 2020. Wittes and Anderson also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Wittes and Anderson filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
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2020-07-231COMPLAINT against Office of the Director of National Intelligence ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7377444) filed by Scott R. Anderson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Summons AG, # 8 Summons USAO, # 9 Summons ODNI, # 10 Civil Cover Sheet)(Tindall, Anne) (Entered: 07/23/2020)
2020-07-24Case Assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (zsb) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-242STANDING ORDER. Signed by Judge Carl J. Nichols on July 24, 2020. (lccjn1) (Entered: 07/24/2020)
2020-07-273SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 07/27/2020)
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