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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2022cv03102
Date Filed2022-10-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Reggie B. Walton
Case DescriptionThe Heritage Foundation submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning communications from listed individuals related to protests, picketing, and parading. The Heritage Foundation also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The Heritage Foundation contacted the Office of Information Policy concerning its request for expedited processing. OIP told the Heritage Foundation that its request had been put in the complex queue for processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Heritage Foundation filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2022-10-121COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-9594516) filed by HERITAGE FOUNDATION, MIKE HOWELL. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Errata 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Summons, # 9 Summons, # 10 Summons)(Dewey, Samuel) (Entered: 10/12/2022)
2022-10-13Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (znmg) (Entered: 10/13/2022)
2022-10-132SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(znmg) (Entered: 10/13/2022)
2022-11-143ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Snyder, Hilarie) (Entered: 11/14/2022)
2022-11-284MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Snyder, Hilarie) (Entered: 11/28/2022)
2022-12-135GENERAL ORDER FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE THE HONORABLE REGGIE B. WALTON. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on December 13, 2022. (lcrbw1) (Entered: 12/13/2022)
2022-12-226Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Snyder, Hilarie) (Entered: 12/22/2022)
2023-01-06MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 6 Joint Status Report, and for good cause shown, it is hereby ORDERED that, on or before January 24, 2023, the parties shall submit a further Joint Status Report, regarding how they wish to proceed in this case. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on January 6, 2023. (lcrbw1) (Entered: 01/06/2023)
2023-01-06Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 1/24/2023. (zcdw) (Entered: 01/06/2023)
2023-01-247Joint STATUS REPORT by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Snyder, Hilarie) (Entered: 01/24/2023)
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