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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2023cv03003
Date Filed2023-10-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Carl J. Nichols
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning communications between FBI employees and employees of the House Select Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2023-10-101COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number ADCDC-10408872) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Department of Justice, # 3 Summons US Atty for DC, # 4 Summons US Atty General)(Orfanedes, Paul) (Entered: 10/10/2023)
2023-10-102LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Orfanedes, Paul) (Main Document 2 replaced on 10/10/2023) (zrtw). (Entered: 10/10/2023)
2023-10-10Case Assigned to Judge Carl J. Nichols. (zrtw) (Entered: 10/10/2023)
2023-10-103SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrtw) (Entered: 10/10/2023)
2023-10-134STANDING ORDER. Signed by Judge Carl J. Nichols on October 13, 2023. (lccjn1) (Entered: 10/13/2023)
2023-11-065NOTICE of Appearance by Kaitlin Kerry Eckrote on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Eckrote, Kaitlin) (Entered: 11/06/2023)
2023-11-066Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Eckrote, Kaitlin) (Entered: 11/06/2023)
2023-11-06MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of 6 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time, it is hereby ORDERED that the Motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that Defendant shall respond to the Complaint on or before December 18, 2023. So ORDERED by Judge Carl J. Nichols on November 6, 2023. (lccjn1) (Entered: 11/06/2023)
2023-11-087RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/13/2023. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/12/2023.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/21/2023., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 10/21/2023 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Blankenberg, Kathryn) (Entered: 11/08/2023)
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