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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2021cv02849
Date Filed2021-10-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Transportation Security Administration for records concerning extra protections given to members of Congress on airline flights from Jan. 6 to May 3, 2021. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2021-10-271COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-8827108) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for US Attorney for DC, # 3 Summons for US Attorney General, # 4 Summons for U.S. Department of Homeland Security)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 10/27/2021)
2021-10-272LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 10/27/2021)
2021-10-27Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (adh, ) (Entered: 10/27/2021)
2021-10-273SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(adh, ) (Entered: 10/27/2021)
2021-11-024RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/28/2021. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/27/2021. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David Rothstein)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 11/02/2021)
2021-11-025RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/02/21. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David Rothstein)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 11/02/2021)
2021-11-026RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 11/1/2021 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David Rothstein)(Burke, Lauren) (Entered: 11/02/2021)
2021-11-197NOTICE of Appearance by Sean Michael Tepe on behalf of All Defendants (Tepe, Sean) (Entered: 11/19/2021)
2021-11-238Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Tepe, Sean) (Entered: 11/23/2021)
2021-12-01MINUTE ORDER: Granting Consent 8 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint by 12/20/21. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 12/1/21. (DJS) (Entered: 12/01/2021)
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