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Case TitleAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION et al v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv01721
Date Filed2022-06-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
PlaintiffAMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Case DescriptionThe ACLU submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning how the agency assesses targeted violence, risk management tools, and definitions of key terms used to formulate domestic terrorism frameworks. The ACLU also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency denied the ACLU's request for expedited processing and conditionally granted its request for a fee waiver. 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

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2022-06-151COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9310040) filed by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1: FOIA Request, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons : Department of Homeland Security, # 4 Summons : U.S. Attorney General, # 5 Summons : U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
2022-06-152LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
2022-06-15Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (znmg) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
2022-06-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmg) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
2022-06-164MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Sana Mayat, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-9312755. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Sana Mayat, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 06/16/2022)
2022-06-16MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 4 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of SANA MAYAT. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a) Click for instructions So ORDERED by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/16/2022. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 06/16/2022)
2022-06-165NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 06/16/2022)
2022-06-216NOTICE of Appearance by Sana Mayat on behalf of AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION (Mayat, Sana) (Entered: 06/21/2022)
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