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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union v. Federal Bureau Of Investigation
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2021cv10719
Date Filed2021-12-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ronnie Abrams
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union
Case DescriptionThe ACLU submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning whether the agency is still placing requirements on state and local law enforcement agencies that purchase or use cell site simulators. The ACLU also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records under Exemption 7 (law enforcement records). The ACLU filed an administrative appeal the receipt of which was acknowledged by the agency. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, the ACLU filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFederal Bureau Of Investigation
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2021-12-151COMPLAINT against Federal Bureau Of Investigation. (Filing Fee $ 402.00, Receipt Number ANYSDC-25471015)Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A. FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit B. FBI Acknowledgment, # 3 Exhibit C. FBI Glomar Response, # 4 Exhibit D. ACLU Appeal Letter, # 5 Exhibit E. Appeal Acknowledgment Letter).(Wessler, Nathan) (Entered: 12/15/2021)
2021-12-152CIVIL COVER SHEET filed..(Wessler, Nathan) (Entered: 12/15/2021)
2021-12-153RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union..(Wessler, Nathan) (Entered: 12/15/2021)
2021-12-154REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Federal Bureau of Investigation, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union..(Wessler, Nathan) (Entered: 12/15/2021)
2021-12-155NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Robert Andrew Hodgson on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union..(Hodgson, Robert) (Entered: 12/15/2021)
2021-12-16CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Ronnie Abrams. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at . .(sj) (Entered: 12/16/2021)
2021-12-16Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: . (sj) (Entered: 12/16/2021)
2021-12-16Case Designated ECF. (sj) (Entered: 12/16/2021)
2021-12-166ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(sj) (Entered: 12/16/2021)
2021-12-227ORDER AND NOTICE OF INITIAL CONFERENCE: IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for all parties appear for an initial status conference on January 28, 2022 at 2:45 p.m. The Court will hold this conference by telephone. The parties shall use the dial-in information provided below to call into the conference: Call-in Number: (888) 363-4749; Access Code: 1015508. Initial Conference set for 1/28/2022 at 02:45 PM before Judge Ronnie Abrams. (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 12/22/2021) (ate) (Entered: 12/22/2021)
2021-12-288AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of ECF No. 7, Order and Notice of Initial Conference served on Federal Bureau of Investigation on 12/28/2021. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union..(Wessler, Nathan) (Entered: 12/28/2021)
2022-01-109SUMMONS RETURNED EXECUTED (FOIA CASE) Summons and Complaint, served. Federal Bureau Of Investigation served on 12/21/2021, answer due 1/20/2022. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union..(Wessler, Nathan) (Entered: 01/10/2022)
2022-01-1910ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Federal Bureau Of Investigation..(Tarczynska, Dominika) (Entered: 01/19/2022)
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