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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2015cv01696
Date Filed2015-10-16
Date Closed2016-03-29
JudgeJudge Richard J. Leon
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of State. The first request asked for a list of employees who were required to take the course on handling classified or sensitive information given by the Foreign Service Institute and the names of any employees whose classification authority was suspended for failure to complete the FSI class. The second request asked for records showing the successful completion of the FSI course on handling classified or sensitive information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. The agency acknowledged receipt of both requests, 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 STATE The Executive Office, Office of the Legal Adviser
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2015-10-161COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4279909) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Summons State Department, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 10/16/2015)
2015-10-162LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 10/16/2015)
2015-10-163CIVIL COVER SHEET by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 10/16/2015)
2015-10-16Case Assigned to Judge Richard J. Leon. (md) (Entered: 10/16/2015)
2015-10-164SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 10/16/2015)
2015-10-195STANDING ORDER. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 10/19/2015. (lcrjl2, ) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
2015-10-306RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/26/2015. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/25/2015.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/26/2015., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE served on 10/26/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Cristina Rotaru)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 10/30/2015)
2015-11-247ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(Lee, Jason) (Entered: 11/24/2015)
2016-01-078MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Lee, Jason) (Entered: 01/07/2016)
2016-01-229STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Lee, Jason) (Entered: 01/22/2016)
2016-03-2810STIPULATION of Dismissal by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 03/28/2016)
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