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Case TitleCATO INSTITUTE v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2020cv03678
Date Filed2020-12-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffCATO INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Cato Institute submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning External Intelligence Notes created since the creation of the EIN product line. The Cato Institute also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request. The FBI then denied the request entirely under Exemption 1 (national security), Exemption 3 (other statutes), Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records), and Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods or techniques). The Cato Institute filed an administrative appeal of the denial. The agency upheld its denial on appeal. The Cato Institute then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2020-12-151COMPLAINT against FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-7960382) filed by CATO INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-152NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Hart Burday on behalf of CATO INSTITUTE (Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-153NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of CATO INSTITUTE (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-15Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (adh, ) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
2020-12-154SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 12/15/2020)
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