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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2014cv01048
Date Filed2014-06-23
Date Closed2015-03-02
JudgeJudge Richard J. Leon
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Justice Department for records concerning communications between Deputy Attorney General James Cole and several legal organizations related to the Clemency Project. After hearing nothing further from the agency before the expiration of the 20-day time limit, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

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2014-06-231COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3756192) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons Department of Justice)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
2014-06-232LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
2014-06-23Case Assigned to Judge Richard J. Leon. (kb) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
2014-06-233SUMMONS Issued (3) Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form, # 2 Notice of Consent)(zkb) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
2014-06-234STANDING ORDER. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 6/23/2014. (lcrjl3) (Entered: 06/23/2014)
2014-06-305RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/30/2014. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/30/2014.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/30/2014., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 6/30/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of C. Rotaru)(Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 06/30/2014)
2014-07-306NOTICE of Appearance by Kieran Gavin Gostin on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Gostin, Kieran) (Entered: 07/30/2014)
2014-07-307ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Gostin, Kieran) (Entered: 07/30/2014)
2014-08-278NOTICE of Appearance by David Francis Rothstein on behalf of JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 08/27/2014)
2014-09-129MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Gostin, Kieran) (Entered: 09/12/2014)
2014-09-2210NOTICE of Proposed Order by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE re 9 Meet and Confer Statement (Gostin, Kieran) (Entered: 09/22/2014)
2014-09-2511ORDER that the schedule set forth in the parties' 9 Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule is ADOPTED and shall govern this case. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 09/24/2014. (jth) (Entered: 09/25/2014)
2015-02-2712STIPULATION of Dismissal by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Aldrich, Jason) (Entered: 02/27/2015)
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