Case: Human Rights Watch v. Drug Enforcement Administration

2:15-cv-02573 | U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Filed Date: April 7, 2015

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On April 7, 2015, Human Rights Watch (HRW), a non-partisan, non-profit human rights organization, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued under the Administrative Procedures Act against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The plaintiff, represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief claiming that a mass surveillance progr…

On April 7, 2015, Human Rights Watch (HRW), a non-partisan, non-profit human rights organization, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiff sued under the Administrative Procedures Act against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The plaintiff, represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief claiming that a mass surveillance program conducted by the DEA violated the HRW and its staff's First Amendment free speech and free association rights as well as their Fourth Amendment right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.

Specifically, HRW alleged that the DEA had been engaged in a secret mass surveillance program as early as the 1990s. HRW noted that the DEA acknowledged the existence of this program in a declaration filed in January 2015 for a separate case (included as an exhibit in HRW's complaint). According to HRW, the surveillance program indiscriminately swept in call records for calls between the United States and "Designated Countries" that are "determined to have a 'demonstrated nexus to international drug trafficking and related criminal activities.' " HRW alleged that these call records were recorded in databases, which were then made accessible to the officers and employees of the DEA, DHS, and FBI. HRW claimed that during the course of its work, it communicated with individuals in Designated Countries, and that the surveillance program put HRW's contacts at risk and burdened HRW's human rights advocacy efforts. HRW alleged that the defendants violated its First Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights, and requested declaratory and injunctive relief and reasonable attorneys' fees.

On June 15, 2015, the defendants, represented by an attorney from the Department of Justice, moved to dismiss the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, arguing that HRW failed to establish that it has standing to pursue its claims. On August 14, 2015, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez issued an order holding in abeyance ruling on the defendants' motion. Judge Gutierrez determined that HRW should be allowed an opportunity to conduct discovery to respond to the defendants' attack on standing, and authorized HRW to serve a limited number of interrogatories on the defendants.

On December 14, 2015, HRW filed for voluntary dismissal without prejudice, as the defendants had provided additional information through discovery concerning the destruction of call records collected in bulk. Two days later, Judge Gutierrez submitted an order dismissing the case without prejudice.

Summary Authors

John He (9/26/2015)

Dawn Lui (10/19/2018)

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Judge(s)

Gutierrez, Philip S. (California)

Rosenbluth, Jean P. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cardozo, Nathan (California)

Crocker, Andrew (California)

Fakhoury, Hanni Meena (California)

Greene, David Allen (California)

Opsahl, Kurt Bradford (California)

Rumold, Mark Thomas (California)

Tien, Lee (California)

Williams, Jamie (California)

Judge(s)

Gutierrez, Philip S. (California)

Rosenbluth, Jean P. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cardozo, Nathan (California)

Crocker, Andrew (California)

Fakhoury, Hanni Meena (California)

Greene, David Allen (California)

Opsahl, Kurt Bradford (California)

Rumold, Mark Thomas (California)

Tien, Lee (California)

Williams, Jamie (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wyer, Kathryn L. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:15-cv-02573

Docket [PACER]

Dec. 16, 2015

Dec. 16, 2015

Docket
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2:15-cv-02573

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Human Rights Watch v. DEA

April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

Complaint
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2:15-cv-02573

Order Holding in Abeyance Ruling on the Motion to Dismiss and Granting in Part Plaintiff’s Request for Discovery

Human Rights Watch v. DEA

Aug. 14, 2015

Aug. 14, 2015

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4152771/human-rights-watch-v-drug-enforcement-administration/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-15506341 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Attorney Mark Rumold added to party Human Rights Watch(pty:pla))(Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

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CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

April 7, 2015

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Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

April 7, 2015

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CERTIFICATE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch, (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

April 7, 2015

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch identifying none as Corporate Parent. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

April 7, 2015

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NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez and Magistrate Judge Jean P. Rosenbluth. (et) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

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NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

April 7, 2015

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60 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening) 1 as to Defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (et) (Entered: 04/07/2015)

April 7, 2015

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STANDING ORDER REGARDING NEWLY ASSIGNED CASES by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (ji) (Entered: 04/10/2015)

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

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PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch, upon Defendant James Comey served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; Department of Homeland Security served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; Department of Justice served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; Drug Enforcement Administration served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; Federal Bureau of Investigation served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; Eric Holder served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; Jeh Johnson served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; Michele Leonhart served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015; United States of America served on 4/15/2015, answer due 6/14/2015. Service of the Summons and Complaint were Service was executed in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Due diligence declaration NOT attached. Registered or certified mail return receipt attached. Original Summons returned. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 04/15/2015)

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

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***STRICKEN ON 05/06/2015*** NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Expedite Discovery filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. Motion set for hearing on 6/22/2015 at 01:30 PM before Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Proposed Order)(Rumold, Mark) Modified on 5/6/2015 (dgon). (Entered: 05/04/2015)

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May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Jamie L Williams on behalf of Plaintiff Human Rights Watch (Attorney Jamie L Williams added to party Human Rights Watch(pty:pla))(Williams, Jamie) (Entered: 05/04/2015)

May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Andrew Crocker on behalf of Plaintiff Human Rights Watch (Attorney Andrew Crocker added to party Human Rights Watch(pty:pla))(Crocker, Andrew) (Entered: 05/04/2015)

May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

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NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: MOTION to Expedite Discovery 11 . The following error(s) was found: Hearing information is missing, incorrect, or not timely. Other error(s) with document(s) are specified below: Hearing is noticed for a date that is closed on the court's calendar. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (bm) (Entered: 05/05/2015)

May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015

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PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch, re Notice of Deficiency in Electronically Filed Documents (G-112A),, 14 served on May 6, 2015. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 05/06/2015)

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

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REQUEST to Expedite Hearing Date filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 05/06/2015)

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May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

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ORDER by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez: the following document be STRICKEN for failure to comply with the Local Rules, General Order and/or the Courts Case Management Order: MOTION to Expedite Discovery 11, for the following reasons: Hearing information is missing, incorrect, or not timely. The hearing date selected was closed on 5/1/15 as to any new motions. (dgon) (Entered: 05/06/2015)

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

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PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch, re Striking Electronically Filed Documents (G-106), 17 served on May 7, 2015. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 05/07/2015)

May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Expedite Discovery filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. Motion set for hearing on 7/13/2015 at 01:30 PM before Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Proposed Order)(Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 05/07/2015)

1 Memorandum

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May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

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ORDER SETTING HEARING DATE 16 by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez: On May 6, 2015, Plaintiff Human Rights Watch filed a Request for Expedited Hearing on its pending Motion for Expedited Discovery (ECF No. 11). After full consideration and with good cause appearing:(Please see attached document fur further details and dates.) (dgon) (Entered: 05/11/2015)

May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

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Joint REQUEST to Vacate Order on Request to Expedite, 20 Setting July 6 Hearing Date, Joint REQUEST to Reschedule Hearing to July 13, 2015 filed by Defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party James Comey(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Department of Justice(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Does(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Drug Enforcement Administration(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Federal Bureau of Investigation(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Eric Holder(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Jeh Johnson(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party Michele Leonhart(pty:dft), Attorney Kathryn L Wyer added to party United States of America(pty:dft))(Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 05/11/2015)

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May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

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OPPOSITION to REQUEST to Expedite Hearing Date 16 (Pursuant to Deadline Identified in Joint Proposed Stipulation) filed by Defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 05/12/2015)

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May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015

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ORDER ON JOINT PROPOSED STIPULATION VACATING JULY 6 HEARING DATE AND RESETTING HEARING FOR JULY 13, 2015 19 by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez: The parties Joint Proposed Stipulation and Order Vacating July 6 HearingDate and Resetting Hearing for July 13 is hereby APPROVED. The currently scheduled hearing date of July 6, 2015, on Plaintiffs Motion for ExpeditedDiscovery is hereby VACATED, and the hearing is RESET for July 13, 2015,pending further consideration of Plaintiffs Request for Expedited Considerationand Defendants opposition thereto. Defendants shall file a response to Plaintiffs Request for Expedited Consideration on or before May 12, 2015. IT IS SO ORDERED. (ab) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

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NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. Motion set for hearing on 8/17/2015 at 01:30 PM before Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Declaration of Robert W. Patterson, # 3 Proposed Order)(Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/15/2015)

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June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to MOTION to Expedite Discovery 19 filed by Defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 06/22/2015)

1 Proposed Order

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June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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REPLY in Support of MOTION to Expedite Discovery 19 filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

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REQUEST to Continue Hearing on Plaintiff's Motion for Expedited Discovery from July 13, 2015 to August 17, 2015 Re: MOTION to Expedite Discovery 19 filed by defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. Request set for hearing on 8/17/2015 at 01:30 PM before Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/07/2015)

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July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015

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OPPOSITION to REQUEST to Continue Hearing on Plaintiff's Motion for Expedited Discovery from July 13, 2015 to August 17, 2015 Re: MOTION to Expedite Discovery 19 27 filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 07/08/2015)

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July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

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REPLY in support of REQUEST to Continue Hearing on Plaintiff's Motion for Expedited Discovery from July 13, 2015 to August 17, 2015 Re: MOTION to Expedite Discovery 19 27 filed by Defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/08/2015)

July 8, 2015

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DENIED BY ORDER OF THE COURT re DEFENDANTS' REQUEST TO CONTINUE HEARING ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY AND COMBINE IT WITH HEARING ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS 27 by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. (lom) (Entered: 07/09/2015)

July 9, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER (In Chambers): Order DENYING Plaintiff's Motion for Expedited Discovery 19 by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. For the foregoing reasons, the Court DENIES Plaintiff's motion for leave to conduct expedited discovery. IT IS SO ORDERED. (lom) (Entered: 07/10/2015)

July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015

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MEMORANDUM in Opposition to MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 24 filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Mark Rumold)(Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 07/27/2015)

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July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015

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REQUEST for Hearing Evidentiary and Discovery filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 07/27/2015)

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July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015

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REPLY in support of MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction 24 filed by Defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 08/03/2015)

Aug. 3, 2015

Aug. 3, 2015

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OPPOSITION in opposition to re: REQUEST for Hearing Evidentiary and Discovery 33 filed by Defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 08/03/2015)

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Aug. 3, 2015

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REPLY in Support of REQUEST for Hearing Evidentiary and Discovery 33 filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 08/05/2015)

Aug. 5, 2015

Aug. 5, 2015

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY IN CHAMBERS by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez: DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS 24 set for hearing on 08/17/15 is taken under submission and off calendar. Accordingly, no appearance by counsel is necessary. The Court will issue a ruling after full consideration of the submitted pleadings.THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (wm) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 08/13/2015)

Aug. 13, 2015

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MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) Order HOLDING IN ABEYANCE Ruling on the Motion to Dismiss and GRANTING IN PART Plaintiff's Request for Discovery by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez granting in part 33 REQUEST: For the foregoing reasons, the Court HOLDS IN ABEYANCE ruling on the Government's motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and GRANTS IN PART HRWs request for discovery. The Court orders that HWR may serve no more than five interrogatories on the Government. The timing of this limited discovery shall proceed as follows: Deadline for HRW to serve interrogatories: September 11, 2015; Deadline for the Government's responses: October 13, 2015; Deadline for HRW's supplemental briefing: November 9, 2015; Deadline for the Government's response briefing:3 November 23, 2015; HRW's request for discovery is otherwise denied. The Court will not rule on HRW's request for an evidentiary hearing at this point. After reviewing the evidence and arguments submitted to the Court in the supplemental and response briefing, the Court will determine whether an evidentiary hearing is necessary. (see document for further details) (bm) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015

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Joint STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Supplemental Briefing and serve Interrogatory Responses filed by defendants James Comey, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Does, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson, Michele Leonhart, United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wyer, Kathryn) (Entered: 10/13/2015)

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Oct. 13, 2015

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ORDER ON PROPOSED STIPULATION TO EXTEND REMAINING DEADLINES SET FORTH IN COURTS AUGUST 14, 2015 ORDER by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, re Stipulation for Extension of Time to File, 39 : The parties' Joint Proposed Stipulation and Order to Extend the Remaining Deadlines set forth in the Courts August 14, 2015 Order is hereby APPROVED. The remaining deadlines are hereby extended as follows: Deadline for the Government's interrogatory responses: October 20, 2015; Deadline for HRW's supplemental briefing: November 16, 2015; Deadline for the Governments response briefing: December 2, 2015; IT IS SO ORDERED (bm) (Entered: 10/14/2015)

Oct. 14, 2015

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Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Hanni Meena Fakhoury counsel for Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. Hanni M. Fakhoury is no longer counsel of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Fakhoury, Hanni) (Entered: 10/28/2015)

Oct. 28, 2015

Oct. 28, 2015

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Joint STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Supplemental Briefing filed by plaintiff Human Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 11/13/2015)

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Nov. 13, 2015

Nov. 13, 2015

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ORDER ON STIPULATION TO EXTEND REMAINING DEADLINES by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, re Stipulation for Extension of Time to File 42 : The deadlines for supplemental briefing are continued and reset as follows: Deadline for HRW's supplemental briefing: November 30, 2015; Deadline for the Government's response briefing: January 6, 2015 (bm) (Entered: 11/19/2015)

Nov. 18, 2015

Nov. 18, 2015

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Joint STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF filed by PLAINTIFF Human Rights Watch. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 11/30/2015)

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Nov. 30, 2015

Nov. 30, 2015

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ORDER ON JOINT STIPULATION TO EXTEND PLAINTIFF'S DEADLINE 44 by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. The parties' Joint Stipulation to Extend Plaintiff's Deadline is hereby APPROVED.The deadlines for supplemental briefing are continued and reset as follows: Deadline for HRW's supplemental briefing: December 14, 2015; Deadline for the Government's response briefing: January 15, 2016. (lom) (Entered: 12/02/2015)

Dec. 2, 2015

Dec. 2, 2015

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal filed by PLAINTIFF Human Rights Watch. Dismissal is without prejudice. (Rumold, Mark) (Entered: 12/14/2015)

Dec. 14, 2015

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NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL; ORDER by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, re Notice of Voluntary Dismissal of an Action (Pursuant to FRCP 41a(1)) 46 : NOTE CHANGES MADE BY THE COURT. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.) (bm) (Entered: 12/16/2015)

Dec. 16, 2015

Dec. 16, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 7, 2015

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

International human rights organization.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Drug Enforcement Administration (Washington), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

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