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Case TitleAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv00853
Date Filed2022-03-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jia M. Cobb
PlaintiffAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
PlaintiffWASHINGTON LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS
Case DescriptionThe ACLU and the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records provided to the Office of the Inspector General in connection with its review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Use of Restrictive Housing for Inmates with Mental Illness. The ACLU also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the ACLU and WLCCRUA filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2022-03-301COMPLAINT for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9137365) filed by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, WASHINGTON LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 26.1 Certificate, # 3 Summons AG, # 4 Summons DOJ, # 5 Summons USAO)(Sobel, David) (Entered: 03/30/2022)
2022-03-302NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 03/30/2022)
2022-03-31NOTICE OF ERROR re 1 26.1 Certificate; emailed to sobel@att.net, cc'd 9 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Pleading filed as attachment. Please file pleading as separate entry., 2. Please submit using the event LCvR 26.1 Certificate of Disclosure-Corporate Affiliations/Financial Interests., 3. COMPLIANCE DEADLINE is by close of business today. This case will not proceed any further until all errors are satisfied. (znmg, ) (Entered: 03/31/2022)
2022-03-31Case Assigned to Judge Jia M. Cobb. (znmg) (Entered: 03/31/2022)
2022-03-313SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zjf) (Entered: 03/31/2022)
2022-03-314LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, WASHINGTON LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS (Sobel, David) (Entered: 03/31/2022)
2022-04-215RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/15/2022. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/15/2022. (Sobel, David) (Entered: 04/21/2022)
2022-04-216RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/15/2022 (Sobel, David) Modified on 4/25/2022 to add party/service date (zjf). (Entered: 04/21/2022)
2022-04-227RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/12/2022. (Sobel, David) (Entered: 04/22/2022)
2022-05-138NOTICE of Appearance by Thomas Duffey on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Duffey, Thomas) (Entered: 05/13/2022)
2022-05-149Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Duffey, Thomas) (Entered: 05/14/2022)
2022-05-17MINUTE ORDER granting 9 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Answer: Upon consideration of Defendant's Motion, and for good cause shown, the Court ORDERS that the Motion is GRANTED. Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint by June 16, 2022. Signed by Judge Jia M. Cobb on May 17, 2022. (lcjmc2) (Entered: 05/17/2022)
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