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Case TitlePROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv03657
Date Filed2020-12-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeChief Judge Beryl A. Howell
PlaintiffPROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Project for Privacy and Surveillance Accountability submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Agency, the CIA, and the Department of State for records concerning requests for unmasking or upstreaming, including requests for former members of congressional intelligence committees. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the Project for Privacy and Surveillance Accountability filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantNATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2020-12-141COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-7954972) filed by PROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Exhibit J, # 12 Exhibit K, # 13 Exhibit L, # 14 Exhibit M, # 15 Exhibit N, # 16 Exhibit O, # 17 Exhibit P, # 18 Exhibit Q, # 19 Exhibit R, # 20 Exhibit S, # 21 Exhibit T, # 22 Exhibit U, # 23 Exhibit V, # 24 Exhibit W, # 25 Exhibit X, # 26 Exhibit Y, # 27 Exhibit Z, # 28 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 29 Summons U.S. Attorney for D.C., # 30 Summons U.S. Department of Justice, # 31 Summons Office of the Director of National Intelligence, # 32 Summons National Security Agency, # 33 Summons Central Intelligence Agency, # 34 Summons U.S. Department of State)(Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-14NOTICE OF ERROR re 1 Complaint; emailed to gschaerr@schaerr-jaffe.com, cc'd 0 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. No signature. Please file the signed document using the event Errata. All filings must have an original signature or '/s/ Attorney Name' to represent an electronic signature of the filer. (adh, ) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-142ERRATA Complaint by PROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC. 1 Complaint,,, filed by PROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC.. (Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-14Case Assigned to Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. (zsb) (Entered: 12/14/2020)
2020-12-153STANDING ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on December 15, 2020. (lcbah3) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-164SUMMONS (7) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 12/16/2020)
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