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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2024cv00378
Date Filed2024-02-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
Case DescriptionCato Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for FISA Section 702 FBI query audits from January 2021 to the present. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Cato Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2024-02-081COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 405 receipt number ADCDC-10676849) filed by CATO INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-082NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Topic on behalf of CATO INSTITUTE (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-083NOTICE of Appearance by Merrick Jason Wayne on behalf of CATO INSTITUTE (Wayne, Merrick) (Entered: 02/08/2024)
2024-02-12Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (zsl) (Entered: 02/12/2024)
2024-02-124SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsl) (Entered: 02/12/2024)
2024-02-225MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by CATO INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Eddington Decl, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 02/22/2024)
2024-02-226NOTICE of Appearance by Brian J. Levy on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Levy, Brian) (Entered: 02/22/2024)
2024-02-29MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Plaintiff's 5 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, it is hereby ORDERED that by March 4, 2024, the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report with a proposed briefing schedule regarding this motion, as well as a statement of what efforts have been made to settle the dispute and whether the parties believe mediation could be helpful in resolving it. The report shall be accompanied by a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 02/29/2024. (lcd) (Entered: 02/29/2024)
2024-02-29Set/Reset Deadlines: Parties Joint Status Report due by 3/4/2024 (mac) (Entered: 02/29/2024)
2024-03-047Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Levy, Brian) (Entered: 03/04/2024)
2024-03-05MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 7 Joint Status Report, it is ORDERED that Defendant shall submit an opposition to Plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction by March 7, 2024 and Plaintiff shall submit a reply in further support of their motion for a preliminaryinjunction by March 12, 2024. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a hearing via Zoom Videoconference on March 15, 2024 at 2 PM. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 03/05/2024. (lcd) (Entered: 03/05/2024)
2024-03-05Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Responses due by 3/7/2024 and Replies due by 3/12/2024. Motion Hearing set for 3/15/2024 at 2:00 PM by VTC before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (lsj) (Entered: 03/05/2024)
2024-03-078Memorandum in opposition to re 5 Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Tiernan Decl and Exhibits, # 2 Declaration Seidel Decl, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Levy, Brian) (Entered: 03/07/2024)
2024-03-119NOTICE of Appearance by Stephen Stich Match on behalf of CATO INSTITUTE (Match, Stephen) (Entered: 03/11/2024)
2024-03-1110MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Declaration by CATO INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Match, Stephen) (Entered: 03/11/2024)
2024-03-12MINUTE ORDER: Granting Plaintiff's 10 Motion for Leave to File. Plaintiff is permitted to file a supplemental declaration with its Reply brief due, today, March 12, 2024. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 03/12/2024. (lcd) (Entered: 03/12/2024)
2024-03-1211REPLY to opposition to motion re 5 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CATO INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Second Eddington Decl)(Match, Stephen) (Entered: 03/12/2024)
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