Case: Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

3:06-cv-01992 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: Dec. 14, 2006

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

On December 14, 2006, attorneys and law student interns with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of the Yale Law School, filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 ("FOIA") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, seeking to compel the release of government records regarding an undercover sting operation targeting day laborers in Danbury, Connecticut. The sting, which was carried out by the Immigration and Custom Enforcement Division of …

On December 14, 2006, attorneys and law student interns with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of the Yale Law School, filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 ("FOIA") in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, seeking to compel the release of government records regarding an undercover sting operation targeting day laborers in Danbury, Connecticut. The sting, which was carried out by the Immigration and Custom Enforcement Division of the Department of Homeland Security on September 19, 2006, was the subject of a separate lawsuit styled Barrera v. Boughton, case no. 3:07-cv-01436-RNC (D.Conn.). See IM-CT-0006 of this collection.

The Government eventually produced redacted versions of the requested alien files ("A files") for nine of the eleven day laborers arrested on September 19, 2006. The Government did not, however, produce records specifically relating to the September 19, 2006 raid and Plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction to compel production of those records. The District Court (Judge Robert N. Chatigny) denied Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction on September 6, 2007. The case was then referred to Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez to supervise discovery.

The Government informed Plaintiffs that it located only eight pages responsive to the FOIA request relating to the September 19, 2006 raid. Plaintiffs sought discovery to determine the reasonableness of the Government's search efforts and the Government moved for a protective order to block discovery. On November 27, 2007, Magistrate Judge Martinez granted the protective order, finding that discovery was premature at that point in the case.

The Government then moved for summary judgment. Plaintiffs filed a motion to stay consideration of the Government's motion until it could conduct limited discovery. At the time of this summary, Plaintiffs' request for a stay was still pending before the court.

On September 28, the Court (Robert N. Chatigny) approved a proposed order for settlement and dismissal, awarding Plaintiffs $16,000 and ending the case.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/26/2008)

Related Cases

Maldonado v. Holder, No Court (2006)

Barrera v. Boughton, District of Connecticut (2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Chatigny, Robert N. (Connecticut)

Martinez, Donna F. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cox, Justin (Connecticut)

Greenspan, Geri (Connecticut)

Jonas, Stacie (Connecticut)

Lasch, Christopher Nelson (Connecticut)

Moshenberg, Simon (Connecticut)

Ringer, Thom (Connecticut)

Tan, Michael (Connecticut)

Wishnie, Michael J. (Connecticut)

Judge(s)

Chatigny, Robert N. (Connecticut)

Martinez, Donna F. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cox, Justin (Connecticut)

Greenspan, Geri (Connecticut)

Jonas, Stacie (Connecticut)

Lasch, Christopher Nelson (Connecticut)

Moshenberg, Simon (Connecticut)

Ringer, Thom (Connecticut)

Tan, Michael (Connecticut)

Wishnie, Michael J. (Connecticut)

Wizner, Stephen (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Morabito, Douglas P. (Connecticut)

Perkins, Lisa E. (Connecticut)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:06-cv-01992

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 28, 2011

Sept. 28, 2011

Docket
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Complaint

Danbury Area Coalition v. US Dept. of Homeland Security

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

Complaint

Press Release

Danbury Area Coalition v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

No Court

Sept. 26, 2007

Sept. 26, 2007

Press Release
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Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

Oct. 24, 2007

Oct. 24, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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STIPULATION FOR COMPROMISE SETTLEMENT AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS REGARDING FEES AND COSTS

June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

Settlement Agreement
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Order

Sept. 28, 2011

Sept. 28, 2011

Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated Sept. 8, 2022, 3 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Summons Issued

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

PACER
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COMPLAINT against US Dept of Homeland Security ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number N020085), filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion.(Brown, S.) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 2/12/2007.,Discovery due by 6/15/2007.. Signed by Clerk on 12/14/06. (Brown, S.) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Electronic Filing ORDER. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 12/14/06. (Brown, S.) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Junta for Progressive Action Inc. (Brown, S.) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Junta for Progressive Action Inc. (Brown, S.) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc. (Brown, S.) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury. (Brown, S.) (Entered: 12/20/2006)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Summons Issued as to US Dept of Homeland Security. (Brown, S.)

Dec. 14, 2006

Dec. 14, 2006

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Summons Reissued as to US Dept of Homeland Security. (Rodko, B.)

Dec. 19, 2006

Dec. 19, 2006

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Summons Reissued

Dec. 19, 2006

Dec. 19, 2006

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NOTICE of Appearance by Lisa E. Perkins on behalf of US Dept of Homeland Security (Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 01/18/2007)

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

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MOTION for Extension of Time until February 1, 2007 to Respond to Complaint 1 Complaint, by US Dept of Homeland Security. (Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 01/18/2007)

Jan. 18, 2007

Jan. 18, 2007

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Update Answer Deadline

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

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NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC ORDER. THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE RE: granting 9 MOTION for Extension of Time until February 1, 2007 to Respond to 1 Complaint, Signed by Clerk on 1/19/07. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 01/19/2007)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

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Answer deadline updated for US Dept of Homeland Security to 2/1/2007. (Blue, A.)

Jan. 19, 2007

Jan. 19, 2007

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Second MOTION for Extension of Time until February 8, 2007 to respond to 1 Complaint, by US Dept of Homeland Security. (Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 02/02/2007)

Feb. 2, 2007

Feb. 2, 2007

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Update Answer Deadline

Feb. 7, 2007

Feb. 7, 2007

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NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC ORDER. THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE RE: 11 Second MOTION for Extension of Time until February 8, 2007 to respond to 1 Complaint. Granted, nunc pro tunc. So ordered. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 2/6/07. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 02/07/2007)

Feb. 7, 2007

Feb. 7, 2007

PACER

Answer deadline updated for US Dept of Homeland Security to 2/8/2007. (Blue, A.)

Feb. 7, 2007

Feb. 7, 2007

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MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint, Immaterial Allegations by US Dept of Homeland Security.Responses due by 3/1/2007 (Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 02/08/2007)

Feb. 8, 2007

Feb. 8, 2007

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Memorandum in Support re 13 MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint, Immaterial Allegations filed by US Dept of Homeland Security. (Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 02/08/2007)

Feb. 8, 2007

Feb. 8, 2007

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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Wishnie on behalf of all plaintiffs (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

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AFFIDAVIT of Service for Complaint served on U.S. Attorney for District of Connecticut, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security on December 19, 2006, filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

PACER
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Memorandum in Opposition re 13 MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint, Immaterial Allegations filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Geri Greenspan# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B Affidavit of Service# 3 Exhibit Exhibit B Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to Respond# 4 Exhibit Exhibit C Defendant's Second Motion for Extension of Time to Respond)(Wishnie, Michael) Additional attachment(s) added on 2/23/2007 (Blue, A.). (Entered: 02/20/2007)

2 Exhibit Declaration of Geri Greenspan

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3 Exhibit Exhibit B Affidavit of Service

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4 Exhibit Exhibit B Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to Respond

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5 Exhibit Exhibit C Defendant's Second Motion for Extension of Time to Respon

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Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

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"DOCKETED IN ERROR" Memorandum in Opposition re 13 MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint, Immaterial Allegations filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Wishnie, Michael) Modified on 2/23/2007 (Blue, A.). (Entered: 02/21/2007)

Feb. 21, 2007

Feb. 21, 2007

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Docket Entry Correction re 18 Memorandum in Opposition to Motion, was docketed incorrectly & pdf was sealed and added as an attachment to 17 memorandum. (Blue, A.)

Feb. 23, 2007

Feb. 23, 2007

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Docket Annotation

Feb. 23, 2007

Feb. 23, 2007

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REPLY to Response to 13 MOTION to Strike 1 Complaint, Immaterial Allegations filed by US Dept of Homeland Security. (Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 03/10/2007)

March 10, 2007

March 10, 2007

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NOTICE of Law Student Intern Appearance re: Fatima Rojas, Brett Digman, Leonel Villavicencio, Dan Kesselbrenner, Franklin Pena, by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion (Attachments: # 1 Notice part 2)(Blue, A.) (Entered: 04/13/2007)

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April 12, 2007

April 12, 2007

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion.Responses due by 5/17/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support # 2 Exhibit Plaintiffs' FOIA Request to ICE# 3 Exhibit Tracking Receipt for Plaintiffs' FOIA Request to ICE# 4 Exhibit First Marshall Letter# 5 Exhibit Second Marshall Letter# 6 Exhibit Greenspan Declaration in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction# 7 Exhibit Moshenberg Declaration in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction)(Wishnie, Michael) Additional attachment(s) added on 4/30/2007 (Blue, A.). (Entered: 04/26/2007)

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April 26, 2007

April 26, 2007

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Docket Entry Correction re 21 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, corrected pdf added. (Blue, A.)

April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

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Docket Annotation

April 30, 2007

April 30, 2007

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert N. Chatigny : Status Conference held on 5/3/2007. A telephone status Conference is set for 5/8/2007 at 04:30 PM before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Calendar to follow.(40 minutes)(Court Reporter C. Thompson.) (Walker, J.) (Entered: 05/03/2007)

May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007

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NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Telephone Status Conference set for 5/8/2007 at 04:30 PM before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Counsel will initiate the telephone conference to chambers at 860-240-3659 with counsel for all parties on the line. (Walker, J.) (Entered: 05/03/2007)

May 3, 2007

May 3, 2007

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NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. Telephone Status Conference moved from 5/8/07 to 5/9/2007 at 01:00 PM before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Atty. Perkins will initiate the conference call to chambers at 860-240-3659 with counsel for all parties on the line. (Walker, J.) (Entered: 05/09/2007)

May 9, 2007

May 9, 2007

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert N. Chatigny : Telephone Status Conference held on 5/9/2007. (15 minutes)(Court Reporter D. Warner.) (Walker, J.) (Entered: 05/09/2007)

May 9, 2007

May 9, 2007

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 5/9/2007 before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Court Reporter: Darlene A. Warner. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/18/2007)

July 18, 2007

July 18, 2007

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Sept. 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

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ORDER denying 21 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 9/6/07. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 09/07/2007)

Sept. 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Status Report due by 9/26/2007. (Blue, A.)

Sept. 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 5/3/2007 before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Court Reporter: Corinna F. Thompson. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 09/07/2007)

Sept. 7, 2007

Sept. 7, 2007

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STATUS REPORT by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit G# 8 Exhibit H)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 09/24/2007)

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Sept. 24, 2007

Sept. 24, 2007

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ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez to supervise discovery, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 9/26/07. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 09/27/2007)

Sept. 26, 2007

Sept. 26, 2007

PACER
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ENDORSEMENT ORDER denying 13 Motion to Strike. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 9/30/07. (Walker, J.) (Entered: 10/03/2007)

Sept. 30, 2007

Sept. 30, 2007

PACER
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MOTION to Appear as Law student intern by Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants re: Thomas Ringer (Wishnie, Michael) Modified on 10/3/2007 (Bauer, J.). (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007

Oct. 2, 2007

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MOTION to appear as law student intern re: Thomas Ringer by Junta for Progressive Action Inc (Wishnie, Michael) Modified on 10/3/2007 (Bauer, J.). (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007

Oct. 2, 2007

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MOTION to appear as law student intern re: Thoomas Ringer by Unidad Latina En Accion (Wishnie, Michael) Modified on 10/3/2007 (Bauer, J.). (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007

Oct. 2, 2007

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Docket Entry Correction re 31 MOTION for Leave to Appear, 33 MOTION for Leave to Appear, 32 MOTION for Leave to Appear: corrected for proper motion relief (Bauer, J.)

Oct. 3, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007

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Docket Annotation

Oct. 3, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007

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MOTION LEAVE FOR STUDENT INTERN APPEARANCE re: Thom Ringer by Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury.Responses due by 10/24/2007 Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Wishnie, Michael) Modified on 10/4/2007 (Bauer, J.). (Entered: 10/03/2007)

Oct. 3, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007

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MOTION FOR LEAVE FOR STUDENT INTERN APPEARANCE re: Thomas Ringer by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc.Responses due by 10/24/2007 Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Wishnie, Michael) Modified on 10/4/2007 (Bauer, J.). (Entered: 10/03/2007)

Oct. 3, 2007

Oct. 3, 2007

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Docket Entry Correction re 36 MOTION for Leave to Appear, 35 MOTION for Leave to Appear : corrected motion relief (Bauer, J.)

Oct. 4, 2007

Oct. 4, 2007

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Docket Annotation

Oct. 4, 2007

Oct. 4, 2007

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ENDORSEMENT ORDER RE: 31 Motion to Appear ; 32 Motion to Appear ; 33 Motion to Appear ; 35 Motion to Appear ; 36 Motion to Appear by Law Student Intern Thomas Ringer. Approved. So ordered. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 10/3/07. (Walker, J.) (Entered: 10/04/2007)

Oct. 4, 2007

Oct. 4, 2007

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NOTICE of Appearance on behalf of all plaintiffs Attorney CHRISTOPHER N. LASCH. by Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants. & all plaintiffs (Wishnie, Michael) Modified on 10/5/2007 (Bauer, J.). (Entered: 10/04/2007)

Oct. 4, 2007

Oct. 4, 2007

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Docket Entry Correction re 38 MOTION for Leave to Appear on behalf of all plaintiffs Attorney CHRISTOPHER N. LASCH.: terminated pending motion, corrected filers, added attorney, edited text. (Bauer, J.)

Oct. 5, 2007

Oct. 5, 2007

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Docket Annotation

Oct. 5, 2007

Oct. 5, 2007

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Emergency MOTION for Protective Order by US Dept of Homeland Security.Responses due by 11/2/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit # 2 Memorandum in Support # 3 Exhibit A# 4 Exhibit B# 5 Exhibit C# 6 Exhibit D# 7 Exhibit E# 8 Exhibit F# 9 Exhibit G)Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 10/12/2007)

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Oct. 12, 2007

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Set Motion and Rcmd Ruling Deadlines/Hearings

Oct. 15, 2007

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ORDER Setting Hearing on Motion: Defendant's motion for protective order (doc. # 39 ) is scheduled for oral argument before Judge Martinez on 11/21/07 at 10:00 a.m. in the East Courtroom, U.S. District Court, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT. All persons entering the courthouse must present photo identification. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 10/15/07. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 10/15/2007)

Oct. 15, 2007

Oct. 15, 2007

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 39 Emergency MOTION for Protective Order. Motion Hearing set for 11/21/2007 10:00 AM in East Courtroom, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT before Judge Donna F. Martinez (Pesta, J.)

Oct. 15, 2007

Oct. 15, 2007

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Memorandum in Opposition re 39 Emergency MOTION for Protective Order filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Michael Wishnie# 2 Exhibit A# 3 Exhibit B# 4 Exhibit C# 5 Exhibit D# 6 Exhibit E# 7 Exhibit F# 8 Exhibit G# 9 Exhibit H# 10 Exhibit I# 11 Exhibit J# 12 Exhibit K# 13 Exhibit L)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 10/24/2007)

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Oct. 24, 2007

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Plaintiff's Opposition as to 39 Emergency MOTION for Protective Order until November 14, 2007 by US Dept of Homeland Security. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 11/07/2007)

Nov. 7, 2007

Nov. 7, 2007

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ORDER: At the request of counsel, the oral argument on defendant's motion for protective order (doc. # 39) before Judge Martinez is re-scheduled to Tuesday, 11/27/07 at 10:15 a.m. in the East Courtroom, U.S. District Court, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT. PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE & TIME. All persons entering the courthouse must present photo identification. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/7/07. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 11/07/2007)

Nov. 7, 2007

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Set Motion and Rcmd Ruling Deadlines/Hearings

Nov. 15, 2007

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ORDER granting nunc pro tunc (doc. # 42 ) defendant's unopposed motion for extension of time until 11/14/07 to file a reply brief to plaintiff's motion for protective order (doc. # 39 ). Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/15/07. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 11/15/2007)

Nov. 15, 2007

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 39 Emergency MOTION for Protective Order. Responses due by 11/14/2007 (Blue, A.)

Nov. 15, 2007

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Set Deadlines/Hearings

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

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Minute Entry. Motion Hearing held on 11/27/2007 before Judge Donna F. Martinez : taking under advisement 39 Motion for Protective Order filed by US Dept of Homeland Security ;35 minutes(Court Reporter S. Bowles.) (Pesta, J.) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

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AFFIDAVIT SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION Signed By MICHAEL WISHNIE filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit Exhibit B)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

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Nov. 27, 2007

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ORDER: The defendant's motion for protective order (doc. # 39 ) is granted because discovery at this juncture of the proceedings is premature. See, e.g., Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Export-Import Bank, 108 F. Supp. 2d 19, 25 (D.D.C. 2005) ("[D]iscovery in a FOIA action is 'generally inappropriate.'... Discovery may be appropriate when the plaintiff can raise sufficient question as to the agency's good faith in processing or in its search. See, e.g., Carney v. United States Dep't of Justice, 19 F.3d 807, 812 (2d Cir. 1994).") The defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be filed on or before 12/14/07. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 11/27/07. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Dispositive Motions due by 12/14/2007 (Pesta, J.)

Nov. 27, 2007

Nov. 27, 2007

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MOTION for Extension of Time until December 21, 2007 to File Dispositive Motion by US Dept of Homeland Security. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007

Dec. 13, 2007

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Memorandum in Opposition re 48 MOTION for Extension of Time until December 21, 2007 to File Dispositive Motion filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 12/13/2007)

Dec. 13, 2007

Dec. 13, 2007

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Set Deadlines/Hearings

Dec. 14, 2007

Dec. 14, 2007

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ORDER: The defendant's motion for extension of time until 12/21/07 in which to file a motion for summary judgment (doc. # 48 ) is granted. Further requests for extension of time will be viewed with disfavor. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 12/14/07. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 12/14/2007)

Dec. 14, 2007

Dec. 14, 2007

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Dispositive Motions due by 12/21/2007 (Blue, A.)

Dec. 14, 2007

Dec. 14, 2007

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MOTION for Extension of Time until December 24, 2007 to file dispositive motion by US Dept of Homeland Security. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 12/24/2007)

Dec. 24, 2007

Dec. 24, 2007

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MOTION for Summary Judgment by US Dept of Homeland Security.Responses due by 1/14/2008 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A, Taylor Declaration, # 3 Exhibit B, Vaughn 1st release, # 4 Errata Ex. C, Vaughn 2d release, # 5 Exhibit Ex. D, Vaughn 3rd release)(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 12/24/2007)

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6 Exhibit Ex. D, Vaughn 3rd release

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Dec. 24, 2007

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Dec. 27, 2007

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53

NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC ORDER. THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE RE: 51 MOTION for Extension of Time nunc pro tunc until December 24, 2007 to file dispositive motion. Granted. So ordered. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 12/26/07. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 12/27/2007)

Dec. 27, 2007

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Set Deadlines/Hearings: Dispositive Motions due by 12/24/2007, nunc pro tunc (Blue, A.)

Dec. 27, 2007

Dec. 27, 2007

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54

MOTION for Leave to File Local Rule 56(a)1 Statement of Undisputed Facts by US Dept of Homeland Security. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Material Facts Local Rule 56(a)1 Statement of Undisputed Facts)Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 12/28/2007)

2 Statement of Material Facts Local Rule 56(a)1 Statement of Undisputed Facts

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Dec. 28, 2007

Dec. 28, 2007

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NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC ORDER. THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE RE: 54 Motion for Leave to File Local Rule 56(a)1 Statement of Undisputed Facts. Granted. So ordered. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 1/2/08. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 01/02/2008)

Jan. 2, 2008

Jan. 2, 2008

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56

MOTION to Stay Consideration of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Pending Completion of Discovery by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion.Responses due by 1/30/2008 (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support Memorandum of Law, # 2 Affidavit Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 3 Exhibit A to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 4 Exhibit B to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 5 Exhibit C to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 6 Exhibit D to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 7 Exhibit E to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 8 Exhibit F to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 9 Exhibit G to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 10 Exhibit H to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 11 Exhibit I to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 12 Exhibit J to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 13 Exhibit K to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 14 Exhibit L to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 15 Exhibit M to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 16 Exhibit N to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 17 Exhibit O to Declaration of Michael Wishnie, # 18 Exhibit P to Declaration of Michael Wishnie)Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Wishnie, Michael) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/11/2008: # 19 Exh. E Corrected pdf) (Blue, A.). (Entered: 01/09/2008)

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2 Memorandum in Support Memorandum of Law

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3 Affidavit Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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5 Exhibit B to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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6 Exhibit C to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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8 Exhibit E to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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9 Exhibit F to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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10 Exhibit G to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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11 Exhibit H to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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12 Exhibit I to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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13 Exhibit J to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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14 Exhibit K to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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15 Exhibit L to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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16 Exhibit M to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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17 Exhibit N to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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18 Exhibit O to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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19 Exhibit P to Declaration of Michael Wishnie

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20 Corrected pdf Exh. E

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Jan. 9, 2008

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57

MOTION for Extension of Time until 1/21/2008 to Respond to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 01/10/2008)

Jan. 10, 2008

Jan. 10, 2008

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Set Motion and Rcmd Ruling Deadlines/Hearings

Jan. 11, 2008

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58

ORDER granting (doc. # 57 ) plaintiffs' unopposed motion for extension of time until 1/21/08 in which to respond to the defendants' motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 1/11/08. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 01/11/2008)

Jan. 11, 2008

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 52 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Responses due by 1/21/2008 (Pesta, J.)

Jan. 11, 2008

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ORDER REFERRING MOTION: 56 MOTION to Stay Consideration of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Pending Completion of Discovery filed by Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 1/11/08. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez (Blue, A.) (Entered: 01/11/2008)

Jan. 11, 2008

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Memorandum in Opposition re 52 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Thomas Ringer, # 2 Exhibit A to Ringer Declaration, # 3 Exhibit B to Ringer Declaration)(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 01/21/2008)

2 Affidavit Declaration of Thomas Ringer

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Jan. 21, 2008

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MOTION for Leave to File Local Rule 56(a)(2) Statement by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiffs' Local Rule 56(a)(2) Statement)Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 01/25/2008)

2 Plaintiffs' Local Rule 56(a)(2) Statement

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Jan. 25, 2008

Jan. 25, 2008

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NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC ORDER. THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE RE: 61 Motion for Leave to File. Granted. Plaintiffs are hereby directed to e-file their Local Rule 56(a) statement. So ordered. Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 1/28/08. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 01/29/2008)

Jan. 28, 2008

Jan. 28, 2008

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Statement of Material Facts re 61 MOTION for Leave to File Local Rule 56(a)(2) Statement MOTION for Leave to File Local Rule 56(a)(2) Statement filed by National Immigration Project of Natl Lawyers Guild Inc, Danbury Area Coalititon for the Rights of Immigrants, Ecuadorian Civic Ctr of Danbury, Junta for Progressive Action Inc, Unidad Latina En Accion. (Wishnie, Michael) (Entered: 01/29/2008)

Jan. 29, 2008

Jan. 29, 2008

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 56 MOTION to Stay Consideration of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Pending Completion of Discovery until February 8, 2008 by US Dept of Homeland Security. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

Jan. 30, 2008

Jan. 30, 2008

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Feb. 6, 2008

Feb. 6, 2008

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ORDER granting (doc. # 64 ) defendant's Motion for Extension of Time until 2/8/08 in which to file a response to (doc. # 56 ) plaintiff's motion to stay consideration of sefendant's motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 2/6/08. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 02/06/2008)

Feb. 6, 2008

Feb. 6, 2008

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 56 MOTION to Stay Consideration of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Pending Completion of Discovery. Responses due by 2/8/2008 (Blue, A.)

Feb. 6, 2008

Feb. 6, 2008

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply tp Plaintiff's Opposition as to 52 MOTION for Summary Judgment until February 19, 2008 by US Dept of Homeland Security. Motions referred to Donna F. Martinez(Perkins, Lisa) (Entered: 02/08/2008)

Feb. 8, 2008

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Case Details

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 14, 2006

Closing Date: 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Local advocacy groups sought production under FOIA of immigration raid records

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (Yale)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Records Disclosure