Case: American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

1:17-cv-02768 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: April 12, 2017

Closed Date: Sept. 3, 2019

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On Apr. 12, 2017, the ACLUs of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin filed this lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This was one of over a dozen such suits; each aimed to shed light on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders that ban admission to the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Specifically, plaintiffs …

On Apr. 12, 2017, the ACLUs of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin filed this lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This was one of over a dozen such suits; each aimed to shed light on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) implemented President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders that ban admission to the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Specifically, plaintiffs sought information "concerning CBP’s local implementation of President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order...as well as any other judicial order or executive directive issued regarding Executive Order No. 1, including President Trump’s March 6, 2017 Executive Order." The request at issue in this particular lawsuit concerned implementation at CBP’s Chicago Field Office, including Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, and other international airports and ports of entry across the Midwestern states in which plaintiffs were located.

In the complaint, plaintiffs argued that the requested records "would facilitate the public’s understanding" of how Defendants implemented and enforced the Executive Orders through the Chicago Field Office, in particular at O'Hare Airport, and that "[s]uch information is critical to the public’s ability to hold the government accountable." Plaintiffs argued that CBP detained approximately 17 persons at O'Hare on Jan. 28 under Executive Order No. 1, and refused to release information about the detainees, even to their lawyers.

On Apr. 12, the case was assigned to Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr.

On May 8, the government filed a motion to treat all of the ACLU's FOIA cases as "multi-district litigation," effectively seeking to consolidate them before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. For the transfer motion, see the document on this case's page.

On May 10, the government filed an unopposed motion requesting an extension of time, until June 29, to respond to the plaintiffs' complaint. Judge Dow granted this motion on May 15. On May 12, the government moved to stay proceedings pending the decision by the judicial panel regarding the multi district litigation. The ACLU responded on May 30, and the government replied on June 7.

On June 19, defendants filed a notice of a decision in a related case, ACLU of Maine v. CBP. The District Court of Maine had granted defendants' motion for a temporary stay of proceedings. On June 26, CBP filed notice of a decision in related cases.

On June 27, the ACLUs of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin filed a joint status report. On June 28, Judge Dow granted the government's May 12 motion to stay all proceedings pending decision on the motion to transfer.

On Aug. 2, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied defendants' transfer motion. On Aug. 21, the ACLUs filed a joint status report.

On Sept. 22, the case was referred to Magistrate Judge Weisman for discovery supervision, the settlement conference, and all discovery motions, including the ACLUs' Sept. 22 motion.

The parties' Jan. 16, 2018 status report stated that CBP had processed approximately 2300 pages of records. The next status reports of February through June noted continuing processing. Status reports filed September through November indicated that the ACLU was reviewing CBP's production for adequacy.

The parties continued to work together to produce all the requested documents. Besides a brief stay that occurred when the government shut down in December of 2018, the production was relatively straightforward. On August 29, 2019, the parties submitted a stipulation to dismiss the case, which the court granted a few days later.

The documents released by the government in all the ACLU cases are available through this case page. This case is closed.

Summary Authors

Ava Morgenstern (4/21/2018)

Julie Aust (11/24/2017)

Virginia Weeks (12/1/2018)

Jack Hibbard (8/18/2020)

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People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6060031/parties/american-civil-liberties-union-of-illinois-v-us-department-of-homeland/


Judge(s)

Breyer, Charles R. (California)

Dow, Robert Michael Jr. (Illinois)

Huvelle, Ellen Segal (District of Columbia)

Kaplan, Lewis A. (New York)

Perry, Catherine D. (Missouri)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Vance, Sarah S. (Louisiana)

Weisman, M. David (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gatnarek, Heather L. (Kentucky)

Glenberg, Rebecca Kim (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Breyer, Charles R. (California)

Dow, Robert Michael Jr. (Illinois)

Huvelle, Ellen Segal (District of Columbia)

Kaplan, Lewis A. (New York)

Perry, Catherine D. (Missouri)

Proctor, R. David (Alabama)

Vance, Sarah S. (Louisiana)

Weisman, M. David (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Gatnarek, Heather L. (Kentucky)

Glenberg, Rebecca Kim (Illinois)

Gordon, John Bennett (Minnesota)

Kabat, Patrick S. (Illinois)

Kinsella, Kathleen V. (Illinois)

Levenson, Freda J. (Ohio)

Miller, Amy A. (Nebraska)

Naron, Gregory R. (Illinois)

Patil, Chetan Adinath (District of Columbia)

Rothert, Anthony [Tony] E. (Missouri)

Sharp, William E. (Kentucky)

Spears, Natalie J. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Berns, Matthew (District of Columbia)

Chicago, AUSA (Illinois)

Hunt, Joseph H. (District of Columbia)

Lausch, John R. (Illinois)

Levin, Joel R. (Illinois)

Patil [DUP], Chetan Adinath (District of Columbia)

Readler, Chad Andrew (District of Columbia)

Shapiro, Elizabeth J. (District of Columbia)

Walsh, Thomas P. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:17-cv-02768

Docket [PACER]

ACLU of Illinois, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sept. 3, 2019

Sept. 3, 2019

Docket

1:17-cv-02768

Executive Order [FOIA Release]

ACLU of Illinois v. DHS

Jan. 27, 2017

Jan. 27, 2017

Discovery Material/FOIA Release
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1:17-cv-02768

Complaint

ACLU of Illinois, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

Complaint
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1:17-cv-02768

Defendants' Motion for Transfer of Actions Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1407 for Coordinated or Consolidated Pretrial Proceedings

ACLU of Illinois, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
23

1:17-cv-02768

Defendants' Motion to Stay Proceedings Pending Decision on Motion to Transfer

American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
29

1:17-cv-02768

ACLU's Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Stay Proceedings

ACLU of Illinois, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
34

1:17-cv-02768

Defendants' Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Stay Proceedings Pending Decision on Motion to Transfer

ACLU of Illinois v. Department of Homeland Security

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
35

1:17-cv-02768

Notice of Decision

ACLU of Illinois v. Department of Homeland Security

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Notice Letter
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1:17-cv-02768

Order Denying Transfer

In re: American Civil Liberties Union Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests Regarding Executive Order 13769

U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML)

Aug. 2, 2017

Aug. 2, 2017

Order/Opinion
48

1:17-cv-02768

Joint Status Report

ACLU of Illinois v. DHS

Aug. 21, 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6060031/american-civil-liberties-union-of-illinois-v-us-department-of-homeland/

Last updated Aug. 29, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

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COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief for Violation of The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552 et seq. filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc.; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-13062151. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

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April 12, 2017

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CIVIL Cover Sheet (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Natalie J. Spears (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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NOTIFICATION of Affiliates pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 by All Plaintiffs (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Gregory R. Naron (Naron, Gregory) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Patrick S. Kabat (Kabat, Patrick) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Kathleen V. Kinsella (Kinsella, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Rebecca Kim Glenberg (Glenberg, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/12/2017)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable M. David Weisman. (nsf, )

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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SUMMONS Issued as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (kms)

April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Initial status hearing is set for 6/28/2017 at 9:00 a.m. and parties are to report the following: (1) Possibility of settlement in the case; (2) If no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary to get the case ready for trial. Plaintiff is to advise all other parties of the courts action herein. Lead counsel is directed to appear at this status hearing. The parties are requested to file a joint status report at least two days prior to the initial status. For further details see the Court's website available at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 04/13/2017)

April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13071311. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Description of inactive status)(Levenson, Freda) (Entered: 04/14/2017)

1 Supplement Description of inactive status

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April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13075413. (Rothert, Anthony) (Entered: 04/17/2017)

April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13084260. (Sharp, William) (Entered: 04/19/2017)

April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13097188. (Miller, Amy) (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13097431. Gordon, John (Gordon, John) (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri as to U.S. Customs and Border Protection served on 4/13/2017, answer due 6/12/2017 (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri as to U.S. Department of Homeland Security served on 4/13/2017, answer due 6/12/2017 (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security by Matthew Joseph Berns (Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 05/08/2017)

May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security by Patil Adinath Chetan (Chetan, Patil) (Entered: 05/08/2017)

May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

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NOTICE by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security of Motion filed with the JPML to Transfer Action Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1407 (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Transfer Motion, # 3 Exhibit Supporting Memorandum, # 4 Exhibit Schedule of Actions)(Chetan, Patil) (Entered: 05/08/2017)

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May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

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MOTION by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security for extension of time to file answer regarding complaint,,, 1 (UNOPPOSED) (Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 05/10/2017)

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

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NOTICE of Motion by Matthew Joseph Berns for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer, motion for relief 20 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 5/16/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 05/10/2017)

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

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DEFENDANTS' Motion for Transfer of actions Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง1407 for coordinated or consolidated Pretrial Proceedings (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law in support of Defendants' motion for transfer of actions Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง1407, # 2 Schedule of Actions, # 3 Proof of Service) (ph, ) (Entered: 05/12/2017)

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3 Proof of Service

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May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

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MOTION by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security to stay proceedings pending decision on motion to transfer (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum of Law)(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 05/12/2017)

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May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

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NOTICE of Motion by Matthew Joseph Berns for presentment of motion to stay 23 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 5/18/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 05/12/2017)

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Unopposed motion by defendants for extension of time to respond to complaint 20 is granted. Notice of motion date of 5/16/2017 is stricken and no appearances are necessary on that date. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/15/2017)

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Freda J. Levenson's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio 10 is granted. Anthony E. Rothert's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri 11 is granted. William E. Sharp's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky 12 is granted. Amy A. Miller's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska 13 is granted. John B. Gordon's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota 14 is granted. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/15/2017)

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Motion hearing held. Mr. Jason Bastill participates by telephone. Plaintiffs are given until 5/30/2017 to respond to the Defendants' motion to stay proceedings pending decision on motion to transfer 23 . Defendants are given until 6/7/2017 to reply. After the Court reviews the parties responsive pleadings, the Court will either issue a ruling by mail or the courtroom deputy will contact counsel to set a mutually agreed upon date for further hearing on the motion. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/18/2017)

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: On the Courts own motion, status hearing set for 6/28/2017 is stricken and reset to 6/29/2017 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/25/2017)

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

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RESPONSE by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsinin Opposition to MOTION by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security to stay proceedings pending decision on motion to transfer 23 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Kabat, Patrick) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

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May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

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NOTICE by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Plaintiff's Notice of Opposition and Joinder in Request Filed with the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Kabat, Patrick) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

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May 30, 2017

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AMENDED NOTICE of Appearance by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service, # 2 Notice of Appearance, # 3 Proof of Service, # 4 Memorandum of Law, # 5 Proof of Service, # 6 Request, # 7 Proof of Service, # 8 Proof of Service, # 9 Statement) (mma, ) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

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June 2, 2017

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NOTICE by All Defendants of Filing JPML Reply Brief (Attachments: # 1 JPML Reply Brief)(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 06/06/2017)

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June 6, 2017

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Kabat, Patrick) (Docket Text Modified on 6/8/2017 by Clerk's Office) (eaa, ). (Entered: 06/07/2017)

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June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

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REPLY by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security to MOTION by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security to stay proceedings pending decision on motion to transfer 23 (Chetan, Patil) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 7, 2017

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NOTICE by All Defendants of Decision in Related Case (Attachments: # 1 District of Maine Order)(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 06/19/2017)

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June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

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Notice of Recent Decisions by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Central District of California Opinion, # 2 District of Oregon Opinion)(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 06/22/2017)

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June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

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Notice of Supplemental Authority by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Kinsella, Kathleen) (Entered: 06/23/2017)

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June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

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NOTICE by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security of Decisions in Related Cases (Attachments: # 1 Eastern District of Virginia Order)(Chetan, Patil) (Entered: 06/26/2017)

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June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

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STATUS Report Joint Status Report by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Kinsella, Kathleen) (Entered: 06/27/2017)

June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Defendants' motion to stay 23 is granted. The parties are directed to inform the Court as soon as practicable after the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issues its ruling on the pending motion to transfer. If the transfer motion is denied, this case will be set for further status hearing on the first available date. The status hearing on 6/29/2017 is stricken and no appearances are necessary on that date. For further details see the Order. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 06/28/2017)

June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

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ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 6/28/2017. Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 06/28/2017)

June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

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NOTICE by Rebecca Kim Glenberg of Change of Address (Glenberg, Rebecca) (Entered: 07/05/2017)

July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017

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AMENDED NOTICE of Presentation or Waiver of Oral Argument filed by Thomas R. Burke (ew, ) (Entered: 07/11/2017)

July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

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ORDER DENYING TRANSFER. (jjr, ) (Entered: 08/02/2017)

Aug. 2, 2017

Aug. 2, 2017

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing set for 8/10/2017 at 10:45 a.m. Mailed notice (ber, ) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

Aug. 4, 2017

Aug. 4, 2017

PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin for extension of time to file (Joint Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report) (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 08/18/2017)

Aug. 18, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

PACER
47

NOTICE of Motion by Natalie J. Spears for presentment of motion for extension of time to file,, 46 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 8/29/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 08/18/2017)

Aug. 18, 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

PACER
48

STATUS Report (Joint) by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 08/21/2017)

Aug. 21, 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

RECAP
49

ENTERED in Error. ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security(Berns, Matthew) Docket text modified on 8/23/2017 (ags, ). (Entered: 08/22/2017)

Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

PACER
50

ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2017)

Aug. 22, 2017

Aug. 22, 2017

RECAP
51

MOTION by Attorney Patrick S. Kabat to withdraw as attorney for American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin. No party information provided (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

PACER
52

NOTICE of Motion by Natalie J. Spears for presentment of motion to withdraw as attorney,, 51 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 8/30/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 08/23/2017)

Aug. 23, 2017

Aug. 23, 2017

PACER
53

ORDER: Joint motion for extension of time to file joint status report 46 is granted. Plaintiffs' motion to withdraw appearance of Patrick S. Kabat 51 is granted. Notice of motion date of 8/30/17 is stricken and no appearances are necessary on that date. Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr on 8/25/2017. Mailed notice (ew, ) (Entered: 08/25/2017)

Aug. 25, 2017

Aug. 25, 2017

PACER
54

MOTION to Set Production Schedule by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Kinsella, Kathleen) (Docket Text Modified by Clerk's Office)Modified on 9/15/2017 (pk, ). (Entered: 09/15/2017)

Sept. 15, 2017

Sept. 15, 2017

PACER
55

MEMORANDUM in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion to Set Production Schedule (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Kinsella, Kathleen) (Entered: 09/15/2017)

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Sept. 15, 2017

Sept. 15, 2017

PACER
56

NOTICE of Motion by Kathleen V. Kinsella for presentment of motion for miscellaneous relief,, 54 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 9/20/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Kinsella, Kathleen) (Entered: 09/15/2017)

Sept. 15, 2017

Sept. 15, 2017

PACER
59

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing held. Mr. Chetan participates by telephone. By 9/21/17, Mr. Chetan will send Ms. Kinsella and Ms. Spears the list of the 12 positions so that counsel may meet and confer on the selection of custodians and other issues that will move the discovery forward in this case. Every week going forward, parties are directed to have a conversation regarding the search terms and any other issues. By 10/20/17, parties shall submit a joint status report with an update on discovery progress, proposed search terms, and proposed deadlines for production. After reviewing the status report, a status hearing will be set before Judge Dow and/or Magistrate Judge Weisman, to whom this case is referred for all discovery motions and supervision and settlement conference if requested. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 09/22/2017)

Sept. 20, 2017

Sept. 20, 2017

PACER
57

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER: Case referred to the Honorable M. David Weisman for motion # 54 . Signed by Executive Committee on 09/22/2017. (bg, ) (Entered: 09/22/2017)

Sept. 22, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

PACER
58

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: This case has been referred to Magistrate Judge Weisman for the purposes of discovery supervision, to conduct a settlement conference, and all discovery motions, including plaintiffs' motion to set production schedule 54 . Motion hearing set for 9/28/17 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 09/22/2017)

Sept. 22, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

PACER
60

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Motion hearing held. Plaintiff's motion to set production schedule 54 is entered and continued. Status hearing set for 10/2/17 at 11:00 a.m. for continued discussions on plaintiff's motion 54 . Defense counsel may appear by phone and shall provide contact information at least one day prior to the hearing to the courtroom deputy, Alyssia Owens, at Alyssia_Owens@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 09/29/2017)

Sept. 28, 2017

Sept. 28, 2017

PACER
61

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Magistrate Judge Status hearing held. For the reason's stated on record, the Court request the following: (1) Defendant should file a memorandum of law on aggregation to the court for its review; (2) Parties shall continue to follow the weekly meet and confers ordered by Judge Dow; (3) Although, the parties have agreed to start with a review of 12 custodian, it is understood by agreement that plaintiffs are not limited to those 12 custodians in seeking its relief; (4) Parties will agree on certain "search terms" to use to identify responsive documents. Plaintiff's motion to set production schedule 54 is entered and continued. Status hearing set for 10/24/17 at 10:00 a.m. Any counsel so wishing may appear by phone and shall provide contact information at least three day prior to the hearing to the courtroom deputy, Alyssia Owens, at Alyssia_Owens@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 10/03/2017)

Oct. 2, 2017

Oct. 2, 2017

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security re Aggregation of FOIA requests (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

RECAP
63

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13689023. (Gatnarek, Heather) (Entered: 10/17/2017)

Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER
64

MOTION by Attorney William E. Sharp to withdraw as attorney for American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. No party information provided (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Sharp, William) (Entered: 10/17/2017)

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Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER
65

STATUS Report (Joint) by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

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Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
66

RESPONSE by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin to memorandum 62 (Response to Defendants' Memorandum of Law Regarding Aggregation) (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
67

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Magistrate Judge Status hearing held. The Court sets the following briefing schedule for Plaintiffs' motion to set production schedule 54 : Defendants' response shall be filed by COB on 11/6/17. Plaintiff may file a reply by the COB on 11/13/17. Motion hearing set for 11/15/17 at 2:00 p.m. Parties shall be prepared to present oral arguments at the hearing. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 10/24/2017)

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

PACER
68

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: A recent solicitation from the ACLU to join the ACLU that the Court received at my residence, prompted the Court to remember attending an ACLU luncheon in circa 2015 (prior to joining the bench) and having appeared in a 2013 case in which co-counsel included a member of the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU. See Lee v. Orr, 13 C 8719 (N.D. Ill.). The Court does not see this issue as a conflict but informs the parties of it in case any party has a different view. See, e.g., Promega Corp. v. Applied Biosystems, No. 12-cv- 049-wmc, 2012 WL 12995793 (W.D. Wis. Dec. 4, 2012). For completeness of the record, the Court also notes that I spent approximately 15 years working for the U.S. Department of Justice in various positions prior to joining the bench. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

Oct. 31, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

PACER
69

RESPONSE by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Securityin Opposition to MOTION 54 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Transcript of Proceedings, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Declaration)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 11/06/2017)

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Nov. 6, 2017

Nov. 6, 2017

PACER
70

REPLY by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin to response in opposition to motion 69 (Plaintiffs Reply in Support of Motion to Set Production Schedule) (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER

ORAL MOTION to withdraw Matthew Joseph Berns as attorney for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (ao,)

Nov. 15, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

PACER
71

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Motion hearing held. For the reasons stated on the record, the Court enters and continues Plaintiffs' motion to set production schedule 54 to 11/21/17 at 10:00 a.m. Plaintiffs' counsel shall meet with her client to confirm that Plaintiff accepts the current set of search terms as constituting a "reasonable effort" by Defendant, subject to extraordinary circumstances that would be needed to justify future search requests. Defense counsel shall consult with client to determine Defendants' production capacity and the type of information that can be accurately represented in a monthly report to the Court describing the allocation of resources used to complete the FOIA review and production in this matter and/or related litigation. Defendants' oral motion to withdraw Matthew Berns as counsel for Defendants is granted without objection. Any counsel so wishing may appear by phone at the next hearing and shall provide contact information at least three days prior to the hearing to the courtroom deputy, Alyssia Owens at Alyssia_Owens@ilnd.uscourts.gov. The Court appreciates all counsel's efforts to reasonably resolve the issues presented in this matter. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 11/16/2017)

Nov. 15, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

PACER
72

RESPONSE by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin to order on motion for miscellaneous relief,,,,,, order on motion to withdraw as attorney,,,,,, motion hearing,,,,,, set motion and R&R deadlines/hearings,,,,,, add and terminate attorneys,,,,, 71 (Plaintiffs' Response to the Court's Request in it's Minute Order of November 16, 2017) (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 11/20/2017)

Nov. 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017

PACER
73

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Motion hearing held. For the reasons stated on the record, the Court grants Plaintiffs' motion to set production schedule 54 . By the 15th of every month or the closest business day thereto, Defendants shall file a brief status report with the Court regarding the following information from the previous month: (1) the number of full-time employees at both the Level 1 and Level 2 review levels who have worked on the FOIA request as to the Executive Order itself over the preceding month; (2) the number of hours that the OCC attorneys worked on the project during the preceding month; and (3) the number of pages processed of the four "priority" record custodians in this case. As of 11/21/17, Defendants shall process 950 pages per month, with the first reporting period ending 12/31/17. Defendants' first status report is due 1/16/18. Plaintiffs agree that the current set of search terms is reasonable for the expedited review of the email accounts of the four prioritized custodians. Plaintiffs confirm that they will not request that Defendants run additional search terms as to these four prioritized custodians absent exceptional circumstances. Status hearing set for 6/20/18 at 9:15 a.m. Mailed notice (ao,) (Main Document 73 replaced on 11/28/2017) Modified on 11/28/2017 (ao,). (Entered: 11/28/2017)

Nov. 21, 2017

Nov. 21, 2017

PACER
74

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS held on 10/24/2017 before the Honorable M. David Weisman. Order Number: 28813. Court Reporter Contact Information: ALEXANDRA ROTH, alexandra_roth@ilnd.uscourts.gov, (312) 408-5038. IMPORTANT: The transcript may be viewed at the court's public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through the Court Reporter/Transcriber or PACER. For further information on the redaction process, see the Court's web site at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov under Quick Links select Policy Regarding the Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings. Redaction Request due 1/25/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 2/5/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 4/4/2018. (Roth, Alexandra) (Entered: 01/04/2018)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

PACER
75

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS held on 11/21/17 before the Honorable M. David Weisman. Order Number: 29557. Court Reporter Contact Information: Patrick Mullen, (312) 435-5565, patrick_mullen@ilnd.uscourts.gov. IMPORTANT: The transcript may be viewed at the court's public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through the Court Reporter/Transcriber or PACER. For further information on the redaction process, see the Court's web site at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov under Quick Links select Policy Regarding the Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings. Redaction Request due 2/2/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 2/12/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 4/12/2018. (Mullen, Patrick) (Entered: 01/12/2018)

Jan. 12, 2018

Jan. 12, 2018

PACER
76

STATUS Report by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 01/16/2018)

1 Declaration

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Jan. 16, 2018

Jan. 16, 2018

PACER
77

STATUS Report by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 02/15/2018)

1 Declaration

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Feb. 15, 2018

Feb. 15, 2018

RECAP
78

STATUS Report by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 03/14/2018)

1 Declaration

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March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

PACER
79

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Heather Gatnarek's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice 63 is granted. Attorney William E. Sharp's motion to withdraw as counsel 64 is granted. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 04/10/2018)

April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018

PACER
80

STATUS Report by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 04/16/2018)

1 Declaration

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April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

PACER
81

STATUS Report by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 05/15/2018)

1 Declaration

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May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

PACER
82

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky by Corey M. Shapiro (Shapiro, Corey) (Entered: 06/08/2018)

June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018

PACER
83

STATUS Report by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 06/15/2018)

1 Declaration

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June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018

PACER
84

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Magistrate Judge Status hearing held. Parties reported that a full production of all responsive records has been made. By 7/31/18, Defendants will produce an additional 1,200 pages of non-priority custodian documents. Status hearing set for 9/10/18 at 9:15 a.m. At the next status, parties shall address any issues related to document production. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 06/22/2018)

June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018

PACER
85

NOTICE of Motion by Chetan Adinath Patil for presentment of before Honorable M. David Weisman on 9/10/2018 at 09:15 AM. (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 09/05/2018)

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

PACER
86

MOTION by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue Status Hearing (Joint) (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 09/05/2018)

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

PACER
87

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Defendants' joint motion to continue status hearing 86 is granted. Parties shall file joint status reports on 9/28/18, 10/31/18, and 11/30/18 to keep the Court apprised of the parties' efforts to resolve or narrow the issues in dispute in this case. Status hearing set for 9/10/18 is stricken and reset to 12/18/18 at 9:15 a.m. Motion hearing set for 9/10/18 is stricken. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 09/06/2018)

Sept. 6, 2018

Sept. 6, 2018

PACER
88

STATUS Report Joint Status Report by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 09/28/2018)

Sept. 28, 2018

Sept. 28, 2018

PACER
89

NOTICE by Chetan Adinath Patil of Change of Address (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 10/16/2018)

Oct. 16, 2018

Oct. 16, 2018

PACER
90

STATUS Report Joint by American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 10/31/2018)

Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

PACER
91

STATUS Report (Joint) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 11/30/2018)

Nov. 30, 2018

Nov. 30, 2018

PACER
92

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Magistrate Status hearing held. Parties reported that they are optimistic about resolving the matter, both substantively and with respect to attorneys' fees. Status hearing set for 2/6/19 at 9:15 a.m. If defense counsel would like to appear by phone at the next hearing, he must provide contact information at least three days prior to the hearing to the courtroom deputy, Alyssia Owens, at Alyssia_Owens@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 12/19/2018)

Dec. 18, 2018

Dec. 18, 2018

PACER
93

GENERAL ORDER 18-0028 dated 12/26/18: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, effective December 26, 2018, that all civil litigation involving as a party the United States of America, is immediately suspended, postponed and held in abeyance continuing for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of entry of this General Order (For Further Details See Attached Order). Signed by the Honorable Ruben Castillo on 12/26/2018: Mailed notice. (sm, ) (Entered: 12/30/2018)

Dec. 26, 2018

Dec. 26, 2018

PACER
94

AMENDED GENERAL ORDER 18-0028 dated 01/08/2019: On December 26, 2018, General Order 18-0028 was entered. It appearing that the lapse of congressional appropriations funding the federal government continues, therefore General Order 18-0028 is now amended. (For Further Details See Attached Order). Signed by the Honorable Ruben Castillo on 1/8/2019: Mailed notice. (sm, ) (Entered: 01/08/2019)

Jan. 8, 2019

Jan. 8, 2019

PACER
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GENERAL ORDER 19-0004: RESETTING OF DEADLINES IN CIVIL MATTERS INVOLVING THE UNITED STATES AS A PARTY. IT APPEARING THAT as a result of the partial federal government shutdown, this Court amended General Order 18-0028 suspending as of December 21, 2018, all civil litigation in which the United States of America, its agencies, its officers, or employees were parties, with the stated intention of clarifying schedules in such cases upon the expiration of the lapse in appropriations; and IT FURTHER APPEARING THAT appropriations having been restored to fund the Department of Justice and other Executive Branch agencies, with employees beginning to report for work beginning on January 28, 2019; accordingly IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the stay entered by General Order 18-0028 is hereby lifted, and any and all deadlines in the affected civil litigation (whether established by order, rule, or agreement.), including but not limited to any scheduled discovery and pleading dates, are extended by 42 days. (For Further Details See Attached Order). Signed by the Honorable Ruben Castillo on 1/28/2019: Mailed notice. (mgw, ) (Entered: 01/28/2019)

Jan. 28, 2019

Jan. 28, 2019

PACER
96

MINUTE entry before the Honorable M. David Weisman: Magistrate Status hearing held. Parties reported that they have reached an agreement as to the substantive issues involved (i.e. the adequacy of the Government's document search). The only remaining issue to resolve concerns attorneys' fees. Status hearing set for 4/9/19 at 9:15 a.m. If defense counsel would like to appear by phone at the next hearing, he must provide contact information at least three days prior to the hearing to the Courtroom Deputy, Alyssia Owens, at Alyssia_Owens@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 02/07/2019)

Feb. 6, 2019

Feb. 6, 2019

PACER
97

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 150, receipt number 0752-15480766. (Carey, David) (Entered: 02/13/2019)

Feb. 13, 2019

Feb. 13, 2019

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 12, 2017

Closing Date: Sept. 3, 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

ACLUs of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

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

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Special Case Type(s):

Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Watchlist

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Admission - criteria

Admission - procedure

Asylum - criteria

Asylum - procedure

Refugees

Visas - criteria

Visas - procedures

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern