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Case TitleAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF MAINE FOUNDATION v. US CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
DistrictDistrict of Maine
CityPortland
Case Number2:2020cv00422
Date Filed2020-11-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJUDGE JOHN A. WOODCOCK, JR
PlaintiffAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF MAINE FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe ACLU of Maine submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for records concerning the denial of asylum applications by the Newark Asylum Office and the Boston sub-office. The ACLU of Maine also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency granted the ACLU of Maine's request for a fee waiver but denied its request for expedited processing. The ACLU of Maine filed an administrative appeal of the denial of expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the ACLU of Maine filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUS CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
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2020-11-121COMPLAINT against US CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES PAYMENT OF FILING FEE DUE WITHIN 48 HOURS. IF FILING FEE IS BEING PAID WITH A CREDIT CARD COUNSEL ARE INSTRUCTED TO LOGIN TO CMECF AND DOCKET Case Opening Filing Fee Paid FOUND IN THE Complaints and Other Initiating Documents CATEGORY. CHECK PAYMENTS DUE WITHIN 48 HOURS. , filed by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF MAINE FOUNDATION. (Service of Process Deadline 2/10/2021) Fee due by 11/16/2020. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - USCIS Boston and Newark FOIA, # 2 Exhibit B - USCIS FOIA initial response, # 3 Exhibit C - FOIA appeal, # 4 Exhibit D - USCIS decision on Admin appeal, # 5 Exhibit E - email to FOIA Ombudsman redacted, # 6 Exhibit F - receipt of request to FOIA Ombudsman, # 7 Exhibit G - USCIS FOIA PA check status)(bfa) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-122CIVIL COVER SHEET. (bfa) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-12Filing Fee Paid via Credit Card ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number AMEDC-2365880.), filed by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF MAINE FOUNDATION.(BOND, EMMA) (Entered: 11/12/2020)
2020-11-133ORDER OF RECUSAL. MAGISTRATE JUDGE JOHN H. RICH III recused. By MAGISTRATE JUDGE JOHN H. RICH III. (slg) (Entered: 11/13/2020)
2020-11-164Summons Issued as to US CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES. Counsel shall print the embossed summons and effect service in the manner in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P.4. Note-If you are using Version 6 of Adobe Acrobat, be sure the PRINT WHAT field is set to DOCUMENTS AND COMMENTS (Click File, then Print to check this setting). (tcs) (Entered: 11/16/2020)
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