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Case TitleJackson v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services et al
DistrictNorthern District of Illinois
Case Number1:2023cv04393
Date Filed2023-07-07
Date Closed2023-07-13
JudgeHonorable Martha M. Pacold
PlaintiffRichard Cornelius Jackson
Case DescriptionRichard Jackson, a USCIS employee, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning ten USCIS job announcements, including resumes of applicants, which Jackson wanted to use to determine why he was considered ineligible for the positions. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Jackson filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Recovery of Costs

DefendantU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
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2023-07-071COMPLAINT filed by Richard Cornelius Jackson. (Exhibits) (jh, ) (Entered: 07/11/2023)
2023-07-072CIVIL Cover Sheet. (jh, ) (Entered: 07/11/2023)
2023-07-073PRO SE Appearance by Plaintiff Richard Cornelius Jackson. (jh, ) (Entered: 07/11/2023)
2023-07-07CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Martha M. Pacold. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Sunil R. Harjani. Case assignment: Random assignment. (jh, ) (Entered: 07/11/2023)
2023-07-11CLERK'S NOTICE: Pursuant to Local Rule 73.1(b), a United States Magistrate Judge of this court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action. If all parties consent to have the currently assigned United States Magistrate Judge conduct all proceedings in this case, including trial, the entry of final judgment, and all post-trial proceedings, all parties must sign their names on the attached Consent To form. This consent form is eligible for filing only if executed by all parties. The parties can also express their consent to jurisdiction by a magistrate judge in any joint filing, including the Joint Initial Status Report or proposed Case Management Order. (jh, ) (Entered: 07/11/2023)
2023-07-11MAILED copy of the Clerk's Notice entry along with the Joint Consent Form to Plaintiff Richard Cornelius Jackson. (jh, ) (Entered: 07/11/2023)
2023-07-135Email dated July 11, 2023 by Richard Cornelius Jackson (rao, ) (Entered: 07/13/2023)
2023-07-136ORDER: Pursuant to Plaintiff's email dated July 11, 2023 5 , the Clerk's Office opened two cases on plaintiff's behalf (23-cv-4371 and 23-cv-4393). Plaintiff's request to have this case dismissed and a refund of the filing fee is granted. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate this case, and refund plaintiff the filing fee of $402.00. Signed by the Honorable Martha M. Pacold on 7/13/2023. Mailed notice (jh, ) (Entered: 07/14/2023)
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