Case: Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

1:17-cv-00813 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: May 2, 2017

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Case Summary

On May 2, 2017, the non-profit organization Muslim Advocates filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The suit aimed to shed light on the government's border searches of electronic devices in the possession of persons from the seven Muslim-majority countries covered by President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). Plaintiff additionally aimed to learn about the government's border searches of electronic devices in…

On May 2, 2017, the non-profit organization Muslim Advocates filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The suit aimed to shed light on the government's border searches of electronic devices in the possession of persons from the seven Muslim-majority countries covered by President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). Plaintiff additionally aimed to learn about the government's border searches of electronic devices in the possession of all persons -- including U.S. citizens -- whom U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents "perceived to be Muslim." Plaintiff contended that DHS had yet to make the requested records available. Plaintiff, represented by the MacArthur Justice Center, Jenner & Block, and the National Lawyers Guild, therefore filed this suit seeking injunctive and declaratory relief.

In the complaint, plaintiff argued that it had submitted its FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Mar. 7, 2017. Specifically, plaintiff sought the following:

1. Records created on or after Jan. 24, 2017 related to CBP's search, review, retention, and dissemination of information located on or accessed through electronic devices in the possession of individuals who were encountered by CBP at the border (and the border's functional equivalents); and

2. Records created on or after Feb. 27, 2017 that pertained to the second Executive Order and were otherwise responsive to the first request.

On May 2, this case was assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. Also on May 2, plaintiff filed notice that it believed this case should be marked related to Knight First Amendment Institute v. DHS.

On Aug. 4, Oct. 6, and Nov. 3, the parties filed joint status reports discussing the progress of the search and document turnover. On Nov. 28, the parties met for a status conference before Judge Chutkan, who ordered that the government, by Dec. 19, provide plaintiff with an estimate regarding the completion date of document production.

The next status report of Jan. 29, 2018, detailed the parties' discussions about search terms. Plaintiff reported that CBP had estimated it would finish production by Sept. 2018 and DHS had provided no estimate. Plaintiff sought an earlier production, but defendants asserted they needed this time to properly review documents before releasing them.

After a Feb. 21, 2018 status conference, Judge Chutkan ordered CBP to produce 275 pages per month. A May 14 order clarified that CBP was to process 500 email record pages per month and also 275 pages of incident-level reports per month. DHS was to process 775 email record and complaint pages per month. July and September status reports indicated the government's review and production were underway.

Production of documents and status reports continued until Jan. 22, 2019, when the case was stayed until Congress restored appropriations to the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The stay was lifted on Feb. 27, 2019, and production of documents continued. The parties have been submitting status reports regularly. As of Apr. 14, 2020, this case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Julie Aust (12/3/2017)

Ava Morgenstern (5/5/2018)

Virginia Weeks (10/1/2018)

Alex Moody (4/14/2020)

Related Cases

Knight First Amendment Institute v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, District of Columbia (2017)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6233855/parties/muslim-advocates-v-united-states-department-of-homeland-security/


Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ali, Amir H. (District of Columbia)

Bousquet, Daniel F (District of Columbia)

Callahan, Matthew W. (District of Columbia)

Chapuis, Emily Lauren (District of Columbia)

Khan, Juviara (New York)

Langlinais, Jonathan Alexander (District of Columbia)

Morrison, Kelly M. (District of Columbia)

Parker, Joshua M. (District of Columbia)

Shebaya, Sirine (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ali, Amir H. (District of Columbia)

Bousquet, Daniel F (District of Columbia)

Callahan, Matthew W. (District of Columbia)

Chapuis, Emily Lauren (District of Columbia)

Khan, Juviara (New York)

Langlinais, Jonathan Alexander (District of Columbia)

Morrison, Kelly M. (District of Columbia)

Parker, Joshua M. (District of Columbia)

Shebaya, Sirine (District of Columbia)

Smith, Johnathan James (California)

Tulin, Leah J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Glass, David M (District of Columbia)

Liu, Jessie K. (District of Columbia)

Philips, Channing D. (District of Columbia)

Readler, Chad Andrew (District of Columbia)

Shapiro, Elizabeth J. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:17-cv-00813

1:17-00548

Docket [PACER]

Muslim Advocates v. United States Department of Homeland Security

Feb. 22, 2021

Feb. 22, 2021

Docket
1

1:17-cv-00813

Complaint

Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

Complaint
15

1:17-cv-00813

Answer

Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security

July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief
18

1:17-cv-00813

Joint Status Report

Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security

Aug. 4, 2017

Aug. 4, 2017

Other
20

1:17-cv-00813

Second Joint Status Report

Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

Other
23

1:17-cv-00813

Third Joint Status Report

Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

Other
26

1:17-cv-00813

Fourth Joint Status Report

Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security

Jan. 29, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6233855/muslim-advocates-v-united-states-department-of-homeland-security/

Last updated May 31, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4937021) filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Tulin, Leah) (Entered: 05/02/2017)

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

PACER
2

LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Tulin, Leah) (Entered: 05/02/2017)

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

PACER
3

NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Case related to Case No. 17-cv-548-TSC. (Tulin, Leah) (Entered: 05/02/2017)

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

PACER
4

MOTION and Memorandum of Law in Support of Use of P.O. Box in Complaint Address by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Tulin, Leah) (Entered: 05/02/2017)

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

PACER
5

MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Juvaria Khan, :Firm- Muslim Advocates, :Address- P.O. Box 71080, Oakland, CA 94612. Phone No. - 646-221-6732. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-4937095. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Juvaria Khan in Support, # 2 Proposed Order)(Tulin, Leah) (Entered: 05/02/2017)

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (jd)

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

PACER
6

SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 05/03/2017)

May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

PACER
7

NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua Parker on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Parker, Joshua) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel F. Bousquet on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Bousquet, Daniel) (Entered: 06/09/2017)

June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 4 Motion to allow Plaintiff to use a P.O. Box in the Complaint caption in lieu of its full residence address. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/14/17. (DJS)

June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Juvaria Khan is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiff. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/14/17. (DJS)

June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

PACER
9

NOTICE of Appearance by Emily Lauren Chapuis on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Chapuis, Emily) (Entered: 06/16/2017)

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

PACER
10

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Attorney Leah J. Tulin terminated. (Tulin, Leah) (Entered: 06/16/2017)

June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

PACER
11

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/13/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/13/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/13/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 6/19/2017 (Parker, Joshua) (Entered: 06/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

PACER
12

NOTICE of Appearance by Amir H. Ali on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Ali, Amir) (Entered: 06/19/2017)

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

PACER
13

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Attorney Daniel F. Bousquet terminated. (Bousquet, Daniel) (Entered: 07/11/2017)

July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

PACER
14

NOTICE of Appearance by David Michael Glass on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Glass, David) (Entered: 07/13/2017)

July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

PACER
15

ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(Glass, David) (Entered: 07/13/2017)

July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil procedure appear to be inapplicable. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and propose a schedule for proceeding in this matter. The schedule shall address the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated number of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated date(s) for release of the documents requested by Plaintiff, whether a motion for an Open America stay is likely in this case, whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case, whether and when either party anticipates filing a dispositive motion, and any other pertinent issues. The parties shall file a joint status report that addresses these issues and that contains a proposed schedule and proposed order not later than 8/4/17. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 7/18/17. (DJS)

July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/4/2017. (tb)

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

PACER
16

NOTICE of Appearance by Kelly M. Morrison on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Morrison, Kelly) (Entered: 07/20/2017)

July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

PACER
17

NOTICE of Appearance by Sirine Shebaya on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 07/21/2017)

July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

PACER
18

Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 08/04/2017)

Aug. 4, 2017

Aug. 4, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report 18, it is hereby ordered that the parties shall file another joint status report by October 4, 2017 advising the Court of the progress made, if any, toward resolving the issues relating to Plaintiff's FOIA request. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/7/17. (DJS)

Aug. 7, 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/4/2017. (tb)

Aug. 7, 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

PACER
19

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Second Joint Status Report by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Glass, David) (Entered: 10/04/2017)

Oct. 4, 2017

Oct. 4, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 19 Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status. The parties' Joint Status Report and proposed order shall be filed by 10/6/17. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/6/17. (DJS)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER
20

Joint STATUS REPORT (Second) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 10/06/2017)

Oct. 6, 2017

Oct. 6, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report 20, it is hereby ordered that the parties shall file another joint report by October 31, 2017, along with a proposed order for moving forward with this case. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/12/17. (DJS)

Oct. 12, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017

PACER

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

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
21

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Attorney Emily Lauren Chapuis terminated. (Chapuis, Emily) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
22

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Third Joint Status Report by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Ali, Amir) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 22 Joint Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report. Joint Status due November 3, 2017. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/31/17. (DJS)

Oct. 31, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 11/3/2017. (tb)

Oct. 31, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

PACER
23

Joint STATUS REPORT (Third) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: A status conference is hereby set for November 28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. In addition to the U.S. Attorney defending the action, counsel from the agency shall also appear at the status conference. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 11/15/2017. (lctsc2).

Nov. 15, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 11/28/2017 at 11:30 AM in Courtroom 9 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb)

Nov. 16, 2017

Nov. 16, 2017

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: Status Conference held on 11/28/2017. The defendant is to provide plaintiff with an estimate on the completion of production by 12/19/2017. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report that contains both a proposed schedule and proposed order by 1/19/2018. (Court Reporter: Bryan A. Wayne) (jth)

Nov. 28, 2017

Nov. 28, 2017

PACER
24

TRANSCRIPT OF 11/28/17 STATUS HEARING before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan held on November 28, 2017. Page Numbers: 1-32. Date of Issuance: 11/28/17. Court Reporter: Bryan A. Wayne. Transcripts may be ordered via Transcript Order Form at www.dcd.uscourts.gov For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 12/19/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 12/29/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 2/26/2018.(Wayne, Bryan) (Entered: 11/28/2017)

Nov. 28, 2017

Nov. 28, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Pursuant to the court's orders at the November 28, 2017 status conference, the government shall (1) provide Plaintiff with an estimate regarding the completion date of its production and (2) inform Plaintiff of the searches or search queries it has conducted or will conduct by December 19, 2017. The parties shall file another Joint Status Report on January 19, 2018. If the Plaintiff still wishes to set a summary judgment briefing schedule at the time of the filing of the January Joint Status Report, Plaintiff should so indicate in the report. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 11/30/2017. (lctsc2).

Nov. 30, 2017

Nov. 30, 2017

PACER
25

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Fourth Joint Status Report by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Morrison, Kelly) (Entered: 01/19/2018)

Jan. 19, 2018

Jan. 19, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 25 Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report. The parties shall file a joint report by 1/29/18, along with a PROPOSED ORDER. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/23/18. (DJS)

Jan. 23, 2018

Jan. 23, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 1/29/2018. (tb)

Jan. 24, 2018

Jan. 24, 2018

PACER
26

Joint STATUS REPORT (Fourth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 01/29/2018)

Jan. 29, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: A Status Conference is hereby set for 2/21/18 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 9. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/31/18. (DJS)

Jan. 31, 2018

Jan. 31, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 2/21/2018 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 9 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb)

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

PACER
27

ENTERED IN ERROR.....NOTICE of Appearance by Johnathan James Smith on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Smith, Johnathan) Modified on 2/5/2018 (znmw). (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER
28

NOTICE of Appearance by Johnathan James Smith on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 02/02/2018)

Feb. 2, 2018

Feb. 2, 2018

PACER

NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Docket Entry 27 Notice of Appearance was entered in error and refiled with signature as Docket Entry 28 Notice of Appearance. (znmw)

Feb. 5, 2018

Feb. 5, 2018

PACER

Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 2/21/2018 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: Defendant U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hereby ordered to produce 275 pages per month. Parties are to meet and confer regarding the dates of production for the 1,800 incident-level reports. The government is to determine whether complaints can be searched by incident date, as well as the completion date for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s production. A joint status report is due in 90 days. (Court Reporter Bryan Wayne) (tb) Modified on 2/21/2018 (tb).

Feb. 21, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall file a joint status report by 5/21/18 along with a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 2/26/18. (DJS) Modified on 2/26/2018 (DJS).

Feb. 26, 2018

Feb. 26, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/21/2018. (tb)

Feb. 27, 2018

Feb. 27, 2018

PACER
29

TRANSCRIPT OF 2/21/18 STATUS HEARING before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan held on February 21, 2018. Page Numbers: 1-23. Date of Issuance: March 4, 2018. Court Reporter: Bryan A. Wayne. Transcripts may be ordered at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 3/25/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/4/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/2/2018.(Wayne, Bryan) (Entered: 03/04/2018)

March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018

PACER
30

NOTICE of Appearance by Jonathan Alexander Langlinais on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Langlinais, Jonathan) (Entered: 04/18/2018)

April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018

PACER
31

MOTION to Clarify Order from February 21, 2018 Status Conference and Statement of Points and Authorities in Support by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Morrison, Kelly) (Entered: 04/20/2018)

April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

PACER
32

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Attorney Kelly M. Morrison terminated. (Morrison, Kelly) (Entered: 05/02/2018)

May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

PACER
33

NOTICE of Appearance by Emily Lauren Chapuis on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Chapuis, Emily) (Entered: 05/02/2018)

May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

PACER
34

Memorandum in opposition to re 31 MOTION to Clarify Order from February 21, 2018 Status Conference and Statement of Points and Authorities in Support filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. List, # 2 Ex. A, # 3 Ex. B, # 4 Ex. C, # 5 Ex. D, # 6 Ex. E, # 7 Ex. F, # 8 Ex. G, # 9 Ex. H, # 10 Ex. I, # 11 Ex. J, # 12 Ex. K, # 13 Ex. L, # 14 Ex. M, # 15 Ex. N, # 16 Ex. O, # 17 Ex. P)(Glass, David) (Entered: 05/04/2018)

May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

PACER
35

REPLY to opposition to motion re 31 MOTION to Clarify Order from February 21, 2018 Status Conference and Statement of Points and Authorities in Support filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit A)(Chapuis, Emily) (Entered: 05/11/2018)

May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018

PACER
36

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 31 Plaintiff's Motion to Clarify. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 5/14/2018. (lctsc2). (Entered: 05/14/2018)

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

PACER
37

Joint STATUS REPORT (Fifth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 05/18/2018)

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

PACER
38

Joint STATUS REPORT (Sixth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 07/24/2018)

July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report 38, it is hereby ordered that the parties shall file another joint status by September 24, 2018 and every 60 days thereafter. To the extent the report contains a proposed production/briefing schedule, the report shall include a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 7/26/18. (DJS)

July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/24/2018. (tb)

July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

PACER
39

NOTICE of Change of Address by Johnathan James Smith (Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 08/20/2018)

Aug. 20, 2018

Aug. 20, 2018

PACER
40

NOTICE of Change of Address by Sirine Shebaya (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 08/20/2018)

Aug. 20, 2018

Aug. 20, 2018

PACER
41

NOTICE of Change of Address by Juvaria Khan (Khan, Juvaria) (Entered: 08/20/2018)

Aug. 20, 2018

Aug. 20, 2018

PACER
42

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Attorney Joshua Parker terminated. (Chapuis, Emily) (Entered: 09/24/2018)

Sept. 24, 2018

Sept. 24, 2018

PACER
43

Joint STATUS REPORT Seventh by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 09/24/2018)

Sept. 24, 2018

Sept. 24, 2018

PACER
44

NOTICE of Change of Address by Amir H. Ali (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Address Change Request)(Ali, Amir) (Entered: 10/04/2018)

Oct. 4, 2018

Oct. 4, 2018

PACER
45

Interim STATUS REPORT (Eighth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 11/20/2018)

Nov. 20, 2018

Nov. 20, 2018

PACER
46

Unopposed MOTION to Stay All Proceedings in Light of Lapse of Appropriations by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Glass, David) (Entered: 01/21/2019)

Jan. 21, 2019

Jan. 21, 2019

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Granting 46 Motion to Stay. All proceedings in this case are STAYED until Congress restores appropriations to the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. All current deadlines in this case are extended commensurate with the duration of the lapse in appropriations. The Defendants shall file a notice advising the court within 14 days after appropriations are restored. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 1/22/19. (DJS)

Jan. 22, 2019

Jan. 22, 2019

PACER
47

NOTICE of Restoration of Appropriations by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Glass, David) (Entered: 01/30/2019)

Jan. 30, 2019

Jan. 30, 2019

PACER
48

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Attorney Johnathan James Smith terminated. (Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 02/01/2019)

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

PACER
49

Joint STATUS REPORT (Ninth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 02/26/2019)

Feb. 26, 2019

Feb. 26, 2019

RECAP

MINUTE ORDER LIFTING STAY: The stay in this action is hereby lifted. By 4/26/19 the parties shall file another joint report and every 60 days thereafter. To the extent the report contains a proposed production/briefing schedule, the report shall include a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 2/27/19. (DJS)

Feb. 27, 2019

Feb. 27, 2019

PACER
50

Joint STATUS REPORT (Tenth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 04/26/2019)

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

RECAP
51

Joint STATUS REPORT (Eleventh) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 06/25/2019)

June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019

PACER
52

NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew W. Callahan on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Callahan, Matthew) (Main Document 52 replaced on 7/12/2019) (ztd). (Entered: 07/11/2019)

July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019

PACER
53

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Glass, David) (Entered: 07/29/2019)

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019

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MINUE ORDER: Granting 53 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Deadlines. Joint status report due September 6, 2019 and every 60 days thereafter. To the extent the report contains a proposed production/briefing schedule, the report shall include a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 7/30/19. (DJS)

July 30, 2019

July 30, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 2, 2019

Aug. 2, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/6/2019. (tb)

Aug. 2, 2019

Aug. 2, 2019

PACER
54

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to MUSLIM ADVOCATES. Attorney Sirine Shebaya terminated. (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 08/16/2019)

Aug. 16, 2019

Aug. 16, 2019

PACER
55

Joint STATUS REPORT (Twelfth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 09/06/2019)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER
56

Joint STATUS REPORT (Thirteenth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 11/05/2019)

Nov. 5, 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

PACER
57

Joint STATUS REPORT (Fourteenth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 01/06/2020)

Jan. 6, 2020

Jan. 6, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

PACER

.Order

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: On 7/30/19 this court ordered the parties to file a joint status report by 9/6/19 and every 60 days thereafter. (7/30/19 Min. Order.) The parties filed their last report 57 on 1/6/2020 and advised the court that the defendant took the position it had completed releasing documents several days earlier on 1/3/2020. The parties' next report was due 3/3/2020, but they have not filed a report, sought an extension or filed a notice of dismissal. Accordingly, by 4/24/20 the parties shall file a joint status report and a proposed order or a stipulation of dismissal. The court may dismiss this matter without further notice in the absence of a timely report or notice of dismissal. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 4/15/2020. (DJS)

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/24/2020. (tb)

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

PACER
58

Joint STATUS REPORT (Fifteenth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

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.Order

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' joint status report 58, it is hereby ordered that the parties shall file a joint status report or stipulation of dismissal by than June 24, 2020 and every 30 days thereafter. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 4/28/2020. (DJS)

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report or Stipulation of Dismissal due by 6/24/2020 (tb)

April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

PACER
59

Joint STATUS REPORT (Sixteenth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 06/24/2020)

June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

PACER
60

Joint STATUS REPORT (Seventeenth) by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Glass, David) (Entered: 07/24/2020)

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 2, 2017

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Muslim Advocates is a not-for-profit corporation working to "ensure the civil rights for Americans of all faiths through national legal advocacy, policy engagement, and civic education."

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Muslim Advocates

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Racial profiling

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Watchlist

Discrimination-basis:

Immigration status

National origin discrimination

Race discrimination

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Admission - criteria

Admission - procedure

Asylum - criteria

Asylum - procedure

Border police

Status/Classification

Visas - criteria

Visas - procedures

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern