Case: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

1:17-cv-00708 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: April 18, 2017

Closed Date: July 26, 2019

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Case Summary

On April 18, 2017, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Council (“ADC”) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sued the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552).The plaintiff alleged that CBP unlawfully withheld records that the plaintiffs had requested under the Freedom of Information Act. (The…

On April 18, 2017, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Council (“ADC”) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sued the United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552).

The plaintiff alleged that CBP unlawfully withheld records that the plaintiffs had requested under the Freedom of Information Act. (The FOIA request had sought records of CBP action revoking, suspending, or terminating participation in the Global Entry System for certain Arab and Muslim U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.) CBP failed to disclose the requested records within the time period specified by the statute, and did not offer any meaningful estimate of when the records would become available. Accordingly, the plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief compelling the agency to perform an expedited search for responsive records, and to produce all responsive records which were not subject to a FOIA exemption. The plaintiff also sought attorneys’ fees and costs.

The court ordered the parties to submit joint status reports on the agency’s document production. In the joint status report submitted on March 1, 2019, the parties informed the court that they had resolved their records production dispute. On July 26, 2019, the plaintiffs filed a notice of voluntary dismissal, informing the court that the parties had reached an agreement on attorneys’ fees and costs. The court dismissed the case the same day.

Summary Authors

Michael Beech (3/31/2019)

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Judge(s)

Cooper, Christopher Reid (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Free, Robert Andrew (Tennessee)

Siskind, Gregory H. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

D'Ottavio, Kari E. (District of Columbia)

Drezner, Michael Leon (District of Columbia)

Patil, Chetan Adinath (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Cooper, Christopher Reid (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Free, Robert Andrew (Tennessee)

Siskind, Gregory H. (Tennessee)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

D'Ottavio, Kari E. (District of Columbia)

Drezner, Michael Leon (District of Columbia)

Patil, Chetan Adinath (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

July 26, 2019 Docket
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Complaint

April 18, 2017 Complaint
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Joint Status Report

March 1, 2019 Internal memorandum

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6342190/american-arab-anti-discrimination-committee-v-us-customs-and-border/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4918937), CIVIL COVER SHEET by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE, REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE filed by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney's Office - Civil Process Clerk, # 3 Summons DHS Office of General Counsel, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney General)(Free, R.) (Entered: 04/18/2017)

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2 Summons U.S. Attorney's Office - Civil Process Clerk

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3 Summons DHS Office of General Counsel

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4 Summons U.S. Attorney General

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April 18, 2017 RECAP
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NOTICE of Filing - Exhibits to Complaint by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE re 1 Complaint,, Cover Sheet,, Request for Summons to Issue, (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - March 8, 2017 FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit B - CBP Web Portal Printout, # 3 Exhibit C - March 9, 2017 FOIA Modification, # 4 Exhibit D - CBP Web Portal Printout)(Free, R.) (Entered: 04/18/2017)

1 Exhibit A - March 8, 2017 FOIA Request

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2 Exhibit B - CBP Web Portal Printout

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3 Exhibit C - March 9, 2017 FOIA Modification

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4 Exhibit D - CBP Web Portal Printout

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April 18, 2017 PACER

ENTERED IN ERROR.....Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (sth) Modified on 4/19/2017 based on incorrect Deck. (sth).

April 18, 2017 PACER

Case Reassigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sth)

April 18, 2017 PACER
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SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 04/19/2017)

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2 Summons

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3 Summons

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April 19, 2017 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Chetan A. Patil on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

June 2, 2017 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

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June 2, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall file its response to Plaintiff's complaint on or by July 3, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/5/2017. (lccrc2)

June 5, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Response due by 7/3/2017. (nbn)

June 5, 2017 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION.(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 07/03/2017)

July 3, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a 1 complaint and 6 answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by July 20, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/5/2017. (lccrc2)

July 5, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 7/20/2017 (lsj)

July 6, 2017 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Kari E. D'Ottavio on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 07/20/2017)

July 20, 2017 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Schedule for Disclosure by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Free, R.) (Entered: 07/20/2017)

July 20, 2017 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 8 parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall make its first production of responsive documents to Plaintiff on or around August 15, 2017. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or by August 31, 2017, including a proposed briefing schedule if necessary. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/25/2017. (lccrc2)

July 25, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/31/2017 (hs)

July 25, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines : Defendant to produce first responsive documents to Plaintiff by 8/15/17. (kk)

July 25, 2017 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Free, R.) (Entered: 08/31/2017)

Aug. 31, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 9 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is ORDERED that the parties file a further status report by October 31, 2017, or, if agreement on any remaining issues cannot be reached, a briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/5/2017. (lccrc2)

Sept. 5, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/31/2017. (znbn)

Sept. 5, 2017 PACER
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PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE (Submitted by Plaintiff only) by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Free, R.) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Oct. 31, 2017 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

Oct. 31, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 10 Plaintiff's proposed briefing schedule and 11 Defendant's status report, the Court declines to set a briefing schedule until Defendant's search and production is complete. The Court will not be able to evaluate the effectiveness of Defendant's search until it has completed that search. See Simon v. U.S. Department of Justice, No. 16-cv-671, 2017 WL 1495915 (D.D.C. April 26, 2017). It is therefore ORDERED that Defendant is to complete its search and to review and produce all remaining non-exempt responsive documents to Plaintiff by December 15, 2017. It is further ORDERED that the following briefing schedule will then apply if necessary: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due January 15, 2018; Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be due by February 15, 2018; Defendant's combined reply and opposition shall be due by March 15, 2018; and Plaintiff's reply shall be due by March 29, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/1/2017. (lccrc2) Modified on 11/1/2017 to change from 2017 to 2018 (znbn).

Nov. 1, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant is to complete its search and to review and produce all remaining non-exempt responsive documents to Plaintiff by 12/15/2017. Summary Judgment motions due by 1/15/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 2/15/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 3/15/2018. Replies due by 3/29/2018. (nbn)

Nov. 1, 2017 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Produce Remaining Responsive Records by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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RESPONSE re 12 MOTION for Extension of Time to Produce Remaining Responsive Records filed by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Free, R.) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

Dec. 14, 2017 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall produce all remaining non-exempt responsive records to Plaintiff by January 5, 2018. It is further ORDERED that the following briefing schedule will then apply, if necessary: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due by February 5, 2018; Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be due by March 8, 2018; Defendant's combined reply and opposition shall be due by April 5, 2018; and Plaintiff's reply shall be due by April 19, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/15/2017. (lccrc2)

Dec. 15, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Remaining non-exempt responsive records to Plaintiff due by 1/5/2018. Summary Judgment motions due by 3/8/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 4/5/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 4/19/2018. Plaintiff's Replies due by 4/19/2018. (lsj)

Dec. 15, 2017 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Commence Cross-Summary Judgment Briefing by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Feb. 2, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 14 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time. The following briefing schedule shall now apply: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due by February 19, 2018; Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be due by March 22, 2018; Defendant's combined opposition and reply shall be due by April 19, 2018; and Plaintiff's reply shall be due by May 3, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/5/2018. (lccrc2)

Feb. 5, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 3/22/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 4/19/2018. Plaintiff's Replies due by 5/3/2018. (lsj)

Feb. 6, 2018 PACER
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STRICKEN PURSUAN TO MINUTE ORDER MOTION OF 5/11/18. . . . . for Summary Judgment by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(D'Ottavio, Kari) Modified on 5/14/2018 (td). (Entered: 02/19/2018)

1 Declaration

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Feb. 19, 2018 RECAP
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Unopposed MOTION to Stay Briefing Deadlines by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Free, R.) (Entered: 03/22/2018)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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March 22, 2018 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER granting 16 Plaintiff's Motion to Stay. The briefing schedule will be stayed for thirty days to allow the parties to pursue discussions to narrow, if not eliminate, the issues in this case. The current schedule will resume upon expiration of the stay. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/23/2018. (lccrc2)

March 23, 2018 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION to Stay Briefing Schedules an Additional 30 Days by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Extending Stay)(Free, R.) (Entered: 04/26/2018)

1 Text of Proposed Order Extending Stay

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April 26, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties are directed to appear for a telephonic conference on May 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/27/2018. (lccrc2)

April 27, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Telephone Conference set for 5/1/2018 at 11:00 AM in Chambers before Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (lsj)

April 27, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In consideration of a scheduling conflict, the Telephone Conference set for 5/1/2018 is hereby vacated and reset for 5/3/2018 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Christopher R. Cooper. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/30/18. (lsj)

April 30, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: As discussed during today's telephonic conference, the parties are directed to meet and confer regarding a further search of CPB's vetting office for potentially responsive records and to submit a joint status report by May 10, 2018 notifying the Court whether the agency has agreed to conduct any further search of that office and, if so, the scope and anticipated duration of the search. The parties are also encouraged to attempt to resolve the five specific withholdings plaintiff indicated it intended to challenge and to report on that issue in the joint status report as well. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 5/2/2018. (lccrc2)

May 3, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 5/10/2018 (lsj)

May 4, 2018 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 05/11/2018)

May 11, 2018 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 18 the parties' joint status report, the Court will strike 15 Defendant's pending motion for summary judgment, subject to re-filing if necessary once the additional search and production are completed. The parties are directed to file a status report updating the Court on the status of the additional search and production by July 11, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 5/11/2018. (lccrc2)

May 11, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 7/11/2018 (lsj)

May 11, 2018 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 07/11/2018)

July 11, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 19 the parties' joint status report, the parties shall file a further joint status report by August 10, 2018 updating the Court on the status of production and proposing a further schedule for production and, if necessary, briefing. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/13/2018. (lccrc2)

July 13, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/10/2018 (lsj)

July 13, 2018 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 08/10/2018)

Aug. 10, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 20 the parties' joint status report, the parties are directed to file a further joint status report by September 7, 2018 updating the Court on the status of production and proposing a further schedule for production or briefing as necessary. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/13/2018. (lccrc2)

Aug. 13, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/7/2018 (zlsj)

Aug. 13, 2018 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 09/07/2018)

Sept. 7, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 21 September 7, 2018 joint status report, the parties shall file a joint status report on or before October 9, 2018, updating the Court on the status of production and proposing a briefing schedule if necessary. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/10/2018. (lccrc2)

Sept. 10, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/9/2018. (znbn)

Sept. 10, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE of Change of Address by Kari E. D'Ottavio (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 10/09/2018)

Oct. 9, 2018 PACER
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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. Attorney Chetan A. Patil terminated. (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 10/09/2018)

Oct. 9, 2018 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 10/09/2018)

Oct. 9, 2018 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 24 joint status report, the following briefing schedule shall apply: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due November 8, 2018; Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion for summary judgment shall be due December 10, 2018; Defendant's combined reply and opposition shall be due January 9, 2019; and Plaintiff's reply shall be due January 23, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/10/2018. (lccrc2)

Oct. 10, 2018 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 11/8/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 12/10/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 1/9/2019. Replies due by 1/23/2019. (znbn)

Oct. 10, 2018 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Judgment by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 11/08/2018)

1 Declaration

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Nov. 8, 2018 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION to Stay Jan. 9, 2019 reply brief deadline by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 01/09/2019)

Jan. 9, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 26 Defendant's Motion to Stay. The Defendant's deadline to file a reply, currently set for January 9, 2019, shall be stayed pending renewed funding. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 1/9/2019. (lccrc2)

Jan. 9, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Restoration of Appropriations by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 01/28/2019)

Jan. 28, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the restoration of appropriations, the stay in this case is lifted. The parties shall provide a joint status report on or before February 4, 2019, which shall include a proposed schedule for future proceedings. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/1/2019. (lccrc2)

Feb. 1, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 02/01/2019)

Feb. 1, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' 28 joint status report, the parties shall file an updated joint status report on or before February 15, 2019 to update the Court on the parties' anticipated course of action with respect to attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/1/2019. (lccrc2)

Feb. 1, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/15/2019 (lsj)

Feb. 5, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 02/15/2019)

Feb. 15, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 29 the parties' joint status report, the parties shall file an updated joint status report, including a proposed plan for resolution of any unresolved issue with respect to attorneys' fees, on or before March 1, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/15/2019. (lccrc2)

Feb. 15, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/1/2019 (lsj)

Feb. 19, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (D'Ottavio, Kari) (Entered: 03/01/2019)

March 1, 2019 PACER

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March 5, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall file an updated joint status report on or before March 22, 2019, updating the Court on the parties' anticipated course of action with respect to attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/5/2019. (lccrc2)

March 5, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

March 6, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/22/2019 (lsj)

March 6, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Leon Drezner on behalf of U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 03/21/2019)

March 21, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 03/21/2019)

March 21, 2019 PACER

.Order

March 22, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

March 22, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of 32 the parties' joint status report, the parties shall file an updated joint status report on or before April 26, 2019, apprising the Court on the status of discussions regarding attorneys' fees and whether any briefing will be necessary. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/22/2019. (lccrc2)

March 22, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/26/2019 (lsj)

March 22, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. (Free, R.) (Entered: 04/26/2019)

April 26, 2019 PACER

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April 26, 2019 PACER

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April 26, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' most recent joint status report, the parties shall file an updated joint status report on or before June 7, 2019, which shall state whether the parties have reached a settlement as to attorneys' fees or indicate whether briefing or dismissal is warranted. Should briefing be necessary, the parties shall propose a briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/26/2019. (lccrc2)

April 26, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 6/7/2019 (lsj)

April 26, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 06/04/2019)

June 4, 2019 PACER

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June 5, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' most recent joint status report, the parties shall file an updated joint status report on or before July 5, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/5/2019. (lccrc2)

June 5, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 7/5/2019 (lsj)

June 6, 2019 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. (Drezner, Michael) (Entered: 07/05/2019)

July 5, 2019 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 7/26/2019. (znbn)

July 5, 2019 PACER

.Order

July 7, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall file an updated joint status report on or before July 26, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/7/2019. (lccrc2)

July 7, 2019 PACER

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July 8, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Dismissing Action)(Free, R.) (Entered: 07/26/2019)

1 Text of Proposed Order Dismissing Action

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July 26, 2019 PACER
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ORDER dismissing the case. See full Order for details. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 7/26/2019. (lccrc2) (Entered: 07/26/2019)

July 26, 2019 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 18, 2017

Closing Date: July 26, 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States Customs and Border Protection, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Records Disclosure