Case: Protect Democracy Project v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

1:17-cv-02202 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 24, 2017

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Case Summary

On Oct. 24, 2017, the Protect Democracy Project filed this lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. According to the complaint, plaintiff is a nonprofit organization with a "mission is to protect our democracy from descending into a more autocratic form of government by preventing those in power from depriving Americans of a free, fair, and fully-informed opportunity to exercise ultimate sovereignty." As part of its activities,…

On Oct. 24, 2017, the Protect Democracy Project filed this lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. According to the complaint, plaintiff is a nonprofit organization with a "mission is to protect our democracy from descending into a more autocratic form of government by preventing those in power from depriving Americans of a free, fair, and fully-informed opportunity to exercise ultimate sovereignty." As part of its activities, plaintiff aims to inform the public about executive branch activity, including by filing FOIA requests and releasing the results on its website. The law firm Covington & Burling represented plaintiff in this case.

Plaintiff sought disclosure of agency records by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would shed light on the extent to which defendants cooperated with armed private militia groups along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his Jan. 25, 2017 Executive Order 13767, President Trump directed DHS to hire 5,000 additional CBP agents. According to plaintiff, public reports suggest that CBP agents may be informally working with unaffiliated militia groups to police the border.

The complaint alleged that on Aug. 3, 2017, plaintiff submitted a FOIA request to DHS seeking copies of records related to the following:

1. DHS's interactions and involvement with unaffiliated border enforcement groups, including all communications between CBP field officers and any other component of DHS relating to such groups, and all communications between any DHS employee and any representative of such group;

2. CBP's interactions and involvement with such groups at the Sectors of Big Bend, Del Rio, Laredo, and Rio Grande Valley, TX; Tuscon and Yuma, AZ; and El Centro and San Diego, CA.

The complaint further alleged that, to date, plaintiff had not received a substantive response from DHS or CBP. Plaintiff sought an expedited disclosure order under FOIA and sought legal fees.

The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and was assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss.

Also on Oct. 24, plaintiff filed a notice that this case was related to another with the same name, Protect Democracy Project v. DHS, No. 1:17-cv-02118 (D.D.C. Oct. 13, 2017).

Status reports filed from March through October 2018 indicated the parties continued to confer on the scope of the search and that the defendants produced responsive records periodically.

A status conference was held on October 29, 2018, and the court ordered that CBP provide a description of the searches that the agency has conducted as well as hit counts for the searches by November 5 and 12, respectively. The court ordered DHS to meet and confer with the plaintiffs to discuss the plaintiff’s request for an explanation of the agency’s redactions.

In the status report dated Nov. 16, 2018, the plaintiffs claimed that DHS had failed to respond to the requests to meet and confer for eleven days after the imposed deadline, and asked the court to enter an order requiring DHS to provide them with a summary of the basis for its redactions and withholdings and an explanation for its failure to respond to the meet and confer request. The court ordered the parties to meet and confer. The plaintiffs further submitted in a later report dated March 15, 2019, that DHS had failed to comply with the agreed ordered production schedule. The court ordered DHS to submit a declaration. DHS submitted a declaration stating that they were unable to process any records temporarily due to the government shutdown at the time and the high workload that resulted afterward.

In the latest joint status report filed by the parties on June 12, 2020 the defendants reported that they continued to experience work disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that they expected to complete their processing and release of remaining, non-exempt records by the end of July.

This case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Ava Morgenstern (5/5/2018)

Virginia Weeks (10/25/2018)

Averyn Lee (6/30/2020)

Related Cases

Protect Democracy Project v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, District of Columbia (2017)

People

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Judge(s)

Moss, Randolph Daniel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barnett, Kevin Travers (District of Columbia)

Gore, Nikhil V. (District of Columbia)

Iraola, David J. (District of Columbia)

Saperstein, Jennifer H. (District of Columbia)

Schwartztol, Laurence Michael (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Liu, Jessie K. (District of Columbia)

Pfaffenroth, Peter C (District of Columbia)

Sherwin, Michael R. (District of Columbia)

Sroka, Scott Leeson (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Moss, Randolph Daniel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barnett, Kevin Travers (District of Columbia)

Gore, Nikhil V. (District of Columbia)

Iraola, David J. (District of Columbia)

Saperstein, Jennifer H. (District of Columbia)

Schwartztol, Laurence Michael (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Liu, Jessie K. (District of Columbia)

Pfaffenroth, Peter C (District of Columbia)

Sherwin, Michael R. (District of Columbia)

Sroka, Scott Leeson (District of Columbia)

Van Horn, Daniel F (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:17-cv-02202

Docket [PACER]

Protect Democracy Project, Inc. v. Department of Homeland Security

June 14, 2020

June 14, 2020

Docket
1

1:17-cv-02202

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

The Protect Democracy Project v. The Department of Homeland Security

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

Complaint
14

1:17-cv-02202

Joint Status Report

Protect Democracy Project v. Department of Homeland Security

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

Other
16

1:17-cv-02202

Status Report and Proposed Production Schedule

Protect Democracy Project, Inc. v. Department of Homeland Security

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

Pleading / Motion / Brief
27

1:17-cv-02202

Plaintiff's Supplemental Status Report

The Protect Democracy Project, Inc. v. Department of Homeland Security

Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 24, 2018

Pleading / Motion / Brief
29

1:17-cv-02202

Plaintiff's Status Report

The Protect Democracy Project, Inc. v. Department of Homeland Security

Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

Pleading / Motion / Brief
33

1:17-cv-02202

Joint Status Report

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

Pleading / Motion / Brief
46

1:17-cv-02202

Joint Status Report

June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6175998/protect-democracy-project-inc-v-department-of-homeland-security/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5173166) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Related Case Notice, # 5 Summons Attorney General, # 6 Summons US Attorney DC, # 7 Summons Customs and Border Protection, # 8 Summons Dept of Homeland Security)(Barnett, Kevin) (Attachment 1 replaced on 10/25/2017) (zsth). (Entered: 10/24/2017)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Exhibit

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3 Exhibit

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4 Related Case Notice

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5 Summons Attorney General

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6 Summons US Attorney DC

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7 Summons Customs and Border Protection

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8 Summons Dept of Homeland Security

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Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

RECAP
2

LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/24/2017)

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss. (sth)

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

PACER
3

NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. Case related to Case No. 17cv2118. (sth) (Entered: 10/25/2017)

Oct. 24, 2017

Oct. 24, 2017

PACER
4

SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(sth) (Entered: 10/25/2017)

Oct. 25, 2017

Oct. 25, 2017

PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/25/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/24/2017. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/25/2017)

Oct. 25, 2017

Oct. 25, 2017

PACER
6

STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set forth in the Court's Standing Order. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/27/2017. (lcrdm1, ) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017

Oct. 27, 2017

PACER
7

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 10/30/2017; DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 10/30/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/30/2017. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/30/2017)

Oct. 30, 2017

Oct. 30, 2017

PACER
8

NOTICE of Appearance by Nikhil Vikas Gore on behalf of PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

PACER
9

NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 11/20/2017)

Nov. 20, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017

PACER
10

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 11/22/2017)

Nov. 22, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time 10, the motion is hereby GRANTED. Defendants shall respond to the Complaint on or before December 15, 2017. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 11/27/17. (lcrdm3, )

Nov. 27, 2017

Nov. 27, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendants shall respond to the Complaint on or before 12/15/2017. (kt)

Nov. 27, 2017

Nov. 27, 2017

PACER
11

ANSWER to Complaint by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 12/15/2017)

Dec. 15, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to appear for a status conference on January 19, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 21. The parties are further ORDERED to meet and confer prior to the status conference to discuss scheduling for further proceedings. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/15/17. (lcrdm3, ) Modified on 12/18/2017 to correct date (kt).

Dec. 15, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 1/19/2018, at 10:15 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

Dec. 18, 2017

Dec. 18, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The status conference currently set for January 19, 2018, is hereby VACATED and RESCHEDULED for January 4, 2018, at 10:25 a.m. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/22/17. (lcrdm3, )

Dec. 22, 2017

Dec. 22, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: The Status Conference set for 1/19/2018 is VACATED and RESCHEDULED to 1/4/2018, at 10:25 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

Dec. 22, 2017

Dec. 22, 2017

PACER
12

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer H. Saperstein on behalf of PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Saperstein, Jennifer) (Entered: 01/02/2018)

Jan. 2, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

PACER
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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. Attorney Kevin Travers Barnett terminated. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 01/02/2018)

Jan. 2, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 1/4/2018. Joint Status Report due by 3/3/2018. A further Status Conference is set for 3/13/2018, at 10:15 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

PACER
14

Joint STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 03/02/2018)

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

PACER
15

STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 03/12/2018)

March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 3/13/2018. Defendants shall provide Plaintiffs and the Court with a production schedule by 4/13/2018. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt)

March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit a joint status report on or before April 27, 2018, identifying the issues remaining in this litigation and proposing a schedule for further proceedings. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 3/14/18. (lcrdm3, )

March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/27/2018. (kt)

March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

PACER
16

STATUS REPORT and Proposed Production Schedule by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 04/13/2018)

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

PACER
17

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 04/27/2018)

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the Joint Motion for Extension of Time 17, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. The parties shall file a joint status report on or before May 4, 2018. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 4/27/18. (lcrdm3, )

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/4/2018. (dot)

April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

PACER
18

Joint STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 05/04/2018)

May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' Joint Status Report 18, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a status conference on May 14, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 5/7/18. (lcrdm3, )

May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 5/14/2018, at 2:00 PM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 5/14/2018. Document productions shall proceed as ordered on the record. A further Status Conference is set for 7/6/2018, at 12:30 PM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt)

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

PACER
19

STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 07/05/2018)

July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 7/6/2018. The parties shall meet and confer regarding the scope and timing of the search. Joint Status Report due by 8/17/2018. A further Status Conference is set for 9/5/2018, at 10:15 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt)

July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018

PACER
20

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Status Report by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/17/2018)

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 17, 2018

PACER
21

STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 08/17/2018)

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 17, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of Defendants' Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Status Report 20, it is ORDERED that the motion is hereby GRANTED. The parties shall file their joint status report on or before August 24, 2018. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 8/17/2018. (lcrdm3, )

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 17, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 8/24/2018. (dot)

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 17, 2018

PACER
22

STATUS REPORT by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/24/2018)

Aug. 24, 2018

Aug. 24, 2018

PACER
23

Supplemental STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 08/24/2018)

Aug. 24, 2018

Aug. 24, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' joint status report 22, it is hereby ORDERED that the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") shall file a declaration on or before August 31, 2018, explaining why it cannot review and release responsive, non-exempt records at the rate proposed by Plaintiff. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 8/27/2018. (lcrdm3, )

Aug. 27, 2018

Aug. 27, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") shall file a declaration on or before 8/31/2018. (kt)

Aug. 27, 2018

Aug. 27, 2018

PACER
24

RESPONSE TO ORDER OF THE COURT re Order, Notice of Filing filed by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of James V.M.L. Holzer)(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/30/2018)

Aug. 30, 2018

Aug. 30, 2018

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 9/5/2018. Order forthcoming. (Court Reporter Jeff Hook.) (dot)

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: In light of the status conference held on September 5, 2018, it is hereby ORDERED that Customs and Border Protection ("CPB") shall promptly conduct a new search narrowing the universe of documents to only those relating to the Arizona sector from October 2016 to present. It is further ORDERED that the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") shall process records at a minimum rate of 350 pages per month. It is further ORDERED that the parties' shall file a joint status report on or before October 5, 2018, alerting the Court to CPB's and DHS's progress. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/10/2018. (lcrdm3, )

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 10/5/2018. (kt)

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

PACER
25

STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 10/05/2018)

Oct. 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

PACER
26

STATUS REPORT by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 10/05/2018)

Oct. 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Plaintiff's status report 25, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a status conference on October 29, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/10/2018. (lcrdm3, )

Oct. 10, 2018

Oct. 10, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 10/29/2018, at 10:15 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

Oct. 10, 2018

Oct. 10, 2018

PACER
27

Supplemental STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 10/24/2018)

Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 24, 2018

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randolph D. Moss: Status Conference held on 10/29/2018. On or before 11/5/2018, CBP shall provide Plaintiff with search taskers; The parties shall meet and confer, on or before 11/5/2018, about DHS providing Plaintiff with an informal redaction summary: On or before 11/12/2018, CBP shall provide Plaintiff with the number of items found in the second search; Joint Status Report due by 11/16/2018. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt)

Oct. 29, 2018

Oct. 29, 2018

PACER
28

STATUS REPORT by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 11/16/2018)

Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

PACER
29

STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 11/16/2018)

Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' status reports 28, 29, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer on the issues identified in Plaintiff's status report 29 . It is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report informing the Court of the outcome of these discussions on or before December 14, 2018. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 11/25/2018. (lcrdm3, )

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/14/2018. (kt)

Nov. 26, 2018

Nov. 26, 2018

PACER
30

Joint STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 12/14/2018)

Dec. 14, 2018

Dec. 14, 2018

PACER
31

Joint STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Iraola, David) (Entered: 01/31/2019)

Jan. 31, 2019

Jan. 31, 2019

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/15/2019. (kt) (Entered: 02/04/2019)

Feb. 4, 2019

Feb. 4, 2019

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties joint status report 30, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report on or before January 31, 2019. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/16/2018. (lcrdm3, )

Dec. 16, 2018

Dec. 16, 2018

PACER
32

Joint STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Iraola, David) (Entered: 02/15/2019)

Feb. 15, 2019

Feb. 15, 2019

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' joint status report 32 , it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report on or before March 15, 2019. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/18/2019. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 02/18/2019)

Feb. 18, 2019

Feb. 18, 2019

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/15/2019. (kt) (Entered: 02/19/2019)

Feb. 19, 2019

Feb. 19, 2019

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 1/31/2019. (kt)

Dec. 17, 2018

Dec. 17, 2018

PACER
33

Status Report

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

PACER

.Order

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER
34

Notice (Other)

April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

PACER
35

Continue

April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

PACER

Notice of QC

April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

PACER

Order on Motion to Continue

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

PACER
36

Status Report

May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

PACER

.Order

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

PACER
37

Status Report

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

PACER

.Order

June 23, 2019

June 23, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019

PACER
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Status Report

July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019

PACER

.Order

Aug. 5, 2019

Aug. 5, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 6, 2019

Aug. 6, 2019

PACER
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Status Report

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER

.Order

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

PACER
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Status Report

Nov. 22, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

Nov. 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019

PACER

.Order

Nov. 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019

PACER
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Status Report

Jan. 6, 2020

Jan. 6, 2020

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~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

Jan. 6, 2020

Jan. 6, 2020

PACER

.Order

Jan. 6, 2020

Jan. 6, 2020

PACER
42

Notice of Substitution of Counsel

Feb. 12, 2020

Feb. 12, 2020

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43

Status Report

Feb. 29, 2020

Feb. 29, 2020

PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

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.Order

March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

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Status Report

April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

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~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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.Order

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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Status Report

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 24, 2017

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A nonprofit organization seeking disclosure of executive branch records for public information

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

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

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:

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Border police

Border wall

Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties