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Case TitlePROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2021cv02362
Date Filed2021-09-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffPROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Project for Privacy and Surveillance Accountability submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning correspondence between a list of Senators and House members and any agency concerning the unmasking of congressmen. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency then issued a Glomar response neither confirm nor denying the existence of records. PPSA filed an administrative appeal but after hearing nothing further from the agency, PPSA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2021-09-071COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-8714349) filed by PROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet, # 8 Summons Department of Justice, # 9 Summons US Attorney General, # 10 Summons US Attorney for DC)(Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 09/07/2021)
2021-09-072LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROJECT FOR PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INC. (Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 09/07/2021)
2021-09-08Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (znmg) (Entered: 09/08/2021)
2021-09-083SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmg) (Entered: 09/08/2021)
2021-09-294RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/13/2021. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/13/2021. (Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 09/29/2021)
2021-09-295RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/13/2021. (Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 09/29/2021)
2021-09-296RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/13/2021 (Schaerr, Gene) (Entered: 09/29/2021)
2021-10-137ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Taylor, Kristin) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
2021-10-13MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before October 28, 2021. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/13/2021. (lcrc1) (Entered: 10/13/2021)
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