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Case TitleLain v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DistrictSouthern District of Texas
Case Number3:2024cv00037
Date Filed2024-02-02
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Jeffrey V Brown
PlaintiffKim Lain
Case DescriptionKim Lain submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning an Office of Legal Counsel opinion allowing Secretary Alexandro Mayorkas to retain Debevoise & Plimpton as legal counsel for his impeachment proceedings. Lain also requested a fee waiver as a journalist for the Heritage Foundation. DHS acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Lain filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
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2024-02-021COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ATXSDC-31142985) filed by Kim Lain. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7)(Dewey, Samuel) (Entered: 02/02/2024)
2024-02-022Request for Issuance of Summons as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, filed. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Dewey, Samuel) (Entered: 02/02/2024)
2024-02-053ORDER for Initial Pretrial and Scheduling Conference and Order to Disclose Interested Persons. Initial Conference set for 5/22/2024 at 09:00 AM by video before Magistrate Judge Andrew M Edison. (Signed by Judge Jeffrey V Brown) Parties notified.(VanesaAranda, 3) (Entered: 02/05/2024)
2024-02-054Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. Issued summons returned to plaintiff by NEF, filed. (VanesaAranda, 3) (Entered: 02/05/2024)
2024-03-125MOTION for Continuance of Responsive Pleading Deadline by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, filed. Motion Docket Date 4/2/2024. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Siddiqui, Myra) (Entered: 03/12/2024)
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