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Case TitleBonoweme v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, et al.
DistrictDistrict of Idaho
CityDatabase Version 6.3 Boise - Southern
Case Number1:2021cv00063
Date Filed2021-02-05
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ronald E. Bush
PlaintiffCecilia J. Bonoweme
Case DescriptionCecilia Bonoweme, a citizen of the Republic of the Congo who had applied for asylum in the U.S., submitted a FOIA request for records concerning her Alien file. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told Bonoweme disclosed more than 500 pages, many with redactions under Exemption 5 (privileges), Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records), and Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods or techniques). Bonoweme filed an administrative appeal which resulted in disclosure of more records. However, Bonoweme ultimately filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
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2021-02-051COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by Cecilia J Bonoweme. (Attachments: # 1 Summons US DHS, # 2 Summons US USCIS, # 3 Civil cover sheet)(Ruether, Kristin)
2021-02-082APPLICATION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis Kristin F. Ruether appearing for Plaintiff Cecilia J Bonoweme. Responses due by 3/1/2021 (Ruether, Kristin)
2021-02-093ORDER GRANTING IFP APPLICATION - IT IS THEREFORE HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs In Forma Pauperis Application (Dkt. 2 ) is GRANTED and this action shall proceed without the payment of the filing fee. Signed by Judge Ronald E. Bush. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by (jd)
2021-02-094Summons Issued as to All Defendants. (Print attached Summons for service.) (Attachments: # 1 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)(jd)
2021-02-095Amended Summons Issued as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Print attached Summons for service.) (Attachments: # 1 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)(jd) (Amended to show 30 days to answer)
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