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Case TitleThe Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. Department of Homeland Security
DistrictNorthern District of California
Case Number4:2021cv09633
Date Filed2021-12-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Haywood S Gilliam, Jr
PlaintiffThe Center for Investigative Reporting
PlaintiffIke Sriskandarajah
Case DescriptionCenter for Investigative Reporting reporter Ike Sriskandarajah submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records from the Human Rights Violators & War Crimes Center concerning war criminals living in the United States. Although ICE did not acknowledge receipt of the request, it did agree to look into the request when CIR then to filed suit. After hearing nothing further from ICE, CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Request - Receipt, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
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2021-12-141COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 402, receipt number ACANDC-16719006.). Filed byThe Center for Investigative Reporting, Ike Sriskandarajah. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Declaration of D. Victoria Baranetsky, # 3 Exhibit A - E, # 4 Summons Proposed Proposed Summons attached to Complaint in error (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 12/14/2021) Modified text on 12/14/2021 (dhm, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 12/14/2021)
2021-12-142Certificate of Interested Entities by The Center for Investigative Reporting (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 12/14/2021) (Entered: 12/14/2021)
2021-12-143Proposed Summons. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 12/14/2021) (Entered: 12/14/2021)
2021-12-144Case assigned to Judge Haywood S Gilliam, Jr. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. (bw, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/14/2021) (Entered: 12/14/2021)
2021-12-145Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 3/8/2022. Initial Case Management Conference set for 3/15/2022 02:00 PM in Oakland, Courtroom 2, 4th Floor. (dhm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/14/2021) (Entered: 12/14/2021)
2021-12-146Summons Issued as to Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (dhm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/14/2021) (Entered: 12/14/2021)
2021-12-167CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Ike Sriskandarajah, The Center for Investigative Reporting (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 12/16/2021) (Entered: 12/16/2021)
2022-01-118STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT filed by Department of Homeland Security. (Mehta, Sapna) (Filed on 1/11/2022) (Entered: 01/11/2022)
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