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Case TitlePFEIFFER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv02924
Date Filed2020-10-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
PlaintiffMARTIN PFEIFFER Scholar, National Security Studies Program Graduate Assistant and PhD Canidate, Department of Anthropolgy
Case DescriptionMartin Pfeiffer, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of New Mexico, submitted five FOIA requests to the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Safety Administration for records concerning nuclear semiotics and nuclear weapons history. Pfeiffer also requested inclusion in the news media and educational fee category. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but denied Pfeiffer's request for inclusion in the news media and educational institution fee category. Pfeiffer filed an administrative appeal. The agency denied Pfeiffer's appeal. Pfeiffer then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Fee Category - Media or Educational, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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2020-10-121COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-7703083) filed by MARTIN PFEIFFER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons DOE, # 3 Summons AG, # 4 Summons USAO)(Sobel, David) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
2020-10-13Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (zmd) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-10-132SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 10/13/2020)
2020-11-113RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/3/2020. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/3/2020. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General on 11/3/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Mailing)(Sobel, David) Modified text and event on 11/12/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 11/11/2020)
2020-11-124GENERAL ORDER FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE THE HONORABLE REGGIE B. WALTON. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on November 12, 2020. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
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