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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00250
Date Filed2024-01-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jia M. Cobb
Case DescriptionMatthew O'Brien, an administrative law judge with the Executive Office of Immigration Review, submitted a FOIA request for records concerning complaints and investigations against him. The Agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency closed O'Brien's request. O'Brien filed an administrative appeal to the Office of Information Policy. OIP remanded the case for a search. The agency disclosed records but withheld others under Exemption 5 (privileges) and Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). O'Brien filed an administrative appeal of the denial. After hearing nothing further from the agency, O'Brien filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2024-01-281COMPLAINT against MERRICK GARLAND ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10649203) filed by MATTHEW O'BRIEN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons US Attorney General - Assistant Attorney General for Administration, # 3 Summons US Attorney General, # 4 Summons US Attorneys Office DC - Civil Process Clerk)(Slater, Tamara) (Entered: 01/28/2024)
2024-01-30Case Assigned to Judge Jia M. Cobb. (zcb) (Entered: 01/30/2024)
2024-01-312SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to MERRICK GARLAND, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zcb) (Entered: 01/31/2024)
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