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Case TitlePROJECT SOUTH: THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF POVERTY AND GENOCIDE v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv00979
Date Filed2022-04-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Randolph D. Moss
PlaintiffPROJECT SOUTH: THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF POVERTY AND GENOCIDE
Case DescriptionProject South submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the agency's standards of operation for the Stewart Detention Center, including standards for medical care and COVID-19 protocols. Project South also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Project South filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantU.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT
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2022-04-081COMPLAINT against U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9161011) filed by PROJECT SOUTH: THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF POVERTY AND GENOCIDE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons ICE, # 3 Summons DHS, # 4 Summons Attorney General, # 5 Summons US Attorney)(Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 04/08/2022)
2022-04-082LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROJECT SOUTH: THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF POVERTY AND GENOCIDE (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 04/08/2022)
2022-04-11Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (zmh) (Entered: 04/11/2022)
2022-04-113SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zmh) (Entered: 04/11/2022)
2022-04-114STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the attached Standing Order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 04/11/2022. (lcrdm3) (Entered: 04/11/2022)
2022-04-135MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Irene R. Lax, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-9169918. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by PROJECT SOUTH: THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF POVERTY AND GENOCIDE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 04/13/2022)
2022-04-13Minute Order: Upon consideration of Plaintiff's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice, Dkt. 32 , it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that Irene R. Lax is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click her e for instructions . Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 04/13/2022. (lcrdm3) (Entered: 04/13/2022)
2022-05-176RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/19/2022. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/19/2022.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT served on 4/18/2022, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/2/22. (Sus, Nikhel) (Entered: 05/17/2022)
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