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

1:17-cv-02118 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 13, 2017

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Case Summary

On October 13, 2017, the Protect Democracy Project filed this lawsuit 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 mission, plaintiff aims to inform the public about e…

On October 13, 2017, the Protect Democracy Project filed this lawsuit 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 mission, plaintiff aims to inform the public about executive branch activity, in part by filing FOIA requests and releasing the results on its website. Plaintiff was represented by its own counsel and the law firm Covington & Burling. The lawsuit was assigned to Judge Randolph D. Moss.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, plaintiff sought disclosure of agency records by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), that would shed light on government policies and plans to hire new immigration enforcement personnel.

In his Jan. 25, 2017 Executive Order 13767 and Jan. 30, 2017 Executive Order 13768, President Trump directed DHS to hire 5,000 additional CBP agents and 10,000 additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. In order to meet these targets, plaintiff alleged, defendants intended to relax hiring standards and use independent contractors -- decisions that might "undermine the integrity of CBP and ICE and have negative consequences for border security."

The complaint alleged that on Aug. 4, 2017, plaintiff submitted a FOIA request to all four defendant agencies, seeking records related to the agencies' plans for addressing border enforcement and illegal immigration. The request to OPM specifically sought all documents, including communications, memoranda, assessments, and final determinations, related to DHS' requests for hiring authorities addressed in its 90-day progress report on EO 13767.

The complaint further alleged that, to date, plaintiff had not received a substantive response from any of the four defendant agencies. Plaintiff sought an expedited disclosure order under FOIA and sought legal fees.

On Oct. 24, plaintiff filed a notice in another case with the same name, stating that these two cases were related: Protect Democracy Project v. DHS, No. 1:17-cv-02202 (D.D.C. Oct. 24, 2017).

The parties filed a series of status reports, showing that the defendants had produced some records and the parties continued to confer on the request's scope and production's responsiveness. In the joint status report dated May 6, 2019, the parties agreed that defendants CBP and OPM have completed their planned productions, and the parties had agreed that defendants DHS and OMB need not make further productions. The parties indicated that they continue to confer regarding any attorneys’ fees. Accordingly, the court ordered that the OMB and DHS were no longer required to make future productions. The parties continued to discuss the calculation of attorneys’ fees and the plaintiff’s entitled amount. The most recent joint status report by the defendants on May 19, 2020 indicate that the discussion has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next status report is due June 12, 2020.

This case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Ava Morgenstern (5/5/2018)

Virginia Weeks (10/25/2018)

Averyn Lee (6/3/2020)

Related Cases

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

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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)

Schwartzol, Laurence Michael (New York)

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)

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)

Schwartzol, Laurence Michael (New York)

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-02118

Docket [PACER]

Protect Democracy Project v. Department of Homeland Security

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Docket
1

1:17-cv-02118

Complaint For Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Protect Democracy Project v. Department of Homeland Security

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

Complaint
12

1:17-cv-02118

Joint Status Report

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

Settlement Agreement
14

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Status Report and Proposed Production Schedule

Protect Democracy Project v. Department of Homeland Security

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

Pleading / Motion / Brief
33

1:17-cv-02118

Joint Status Report

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

May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

Pleading / Motion / Brief
42

1:17-cv-02118

Joint Status Report

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

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6170125/protect-democracy-project-inc-v-department-of-homeland-security/

Last updated June 2, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT against PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5157619) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Summons USAO, # 6 Summons AG, # 7 Summons CBP, # 8 Summons DHS, # 9 Summons OMB, # 10 Summons OPM)(Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Exhibit

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3 Exhibit

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4 Exhibit

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5 Summons USAO

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6 Summons AG

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7 Summons CBP

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8 Summons DHS

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9 Summons OMB

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10 Summons OPM

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Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

RECAP

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

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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STANDING ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives set out in the attached standing order. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 10/13/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 10/13/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 11/12/2017. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION served on 10/16/2017; DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 10/16/2017; OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET served on 10/16/2017; OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT served on 10/16/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 10/16/2017. (Barnett, Kevin) (Entered: 10/16/2017)

Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Leeson Sroka on behalf of All Defendants (Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 11/08/2017)

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

PACER
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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
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ANSWER to 1 Complaint by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.(Sroka, Scott) Modified to add link on 11/14/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 11/13/2017)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: The parties are hereby ORDERED to appear for a status conference on January 4, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 21, to discuss the schedule for further proceedings in this matter. The parties shall confer in advance of the status conference to narrow the issues for discussion. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 11/13/17. (lcrdm3, )

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 1/4/2018, at 10:15 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (kt)

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

PACER
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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 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 21, before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt)

Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018

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

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018

PACER
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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. Defendant OPM shall complete its production of documents by by 4/6/2018; The remaining Defendant 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

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

April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (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 15, 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

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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 16, 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
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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. By 7/10/2018, Department of Homeland Security shall provide Plaintiff with search terms, as stated on the record; By 7/13/2018, but no later than 7/27/2018, the parties shall meet and confer regarding the search terms; By 7/13/2018, the Office of Personnel Management documents shall be produced, and if they are not produced the Defendants shall provide a status report with an explanation for the lack of production; 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
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Status Report by CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Sroka, Scott) (Entered: 08/17/2018)

Aug. 17, 2018

Aug. 17, 2018

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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 18, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is 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

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

Aug. 24, 2018

Aug. 24, 2018

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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 20, 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

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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

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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 the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") shall produce 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 DHS's progress and proposing a briefing schedule moving forward. 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
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STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Gore, Nikhil) (Entered: 10/05/2018)

Oct. 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

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

Oct. 5, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of Plaintiff's status report 23, 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
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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 11/1/2018, Defendants shall respond to Plaintiffs proposed narrowing of the DHS search to taskers C & D, and OMB's voluminous search to two custodians. The parties shall continue to meet and confer. Joint Status Report due by 11/16/2018. (Court Reporter: Jeff Hook.) (kt)

Oct. 29, 2018

Oct. 29, 2018

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

Nov. 16, 2018

Nov. 16, 2018

PACER
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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 26, 27, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer on the issues identified in Plaintiff's status report 27 . 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

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

Dec. 14, 2018

Dec. 14, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties joint status report 28, 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

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

Dec. 17, 2018

Dec. 17, 2018

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

Jan. 31, 2019

Jan. 31, 2019

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' joint status report 29, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further joint status report on or before February 15, 2019. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/3/2019. (lcrdm3, )

Feb. 3, 2019

Feb. 3, 2019

PACER

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

Feb. 4, 2019

Feb. 4, 2019

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

Feb. 15, 2019

Feb. 15, 2019

PACER

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 March 15, 2019. It is further ORDERED that the OMB shall provide Plaintiff with information regarding the narrowed searched on or before February 22, 2019. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 2/18/2019. (lcrdm3, )

Feb. 18, 2019

Feb. 18, 2019

PACER

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

Feb. 19, 2019

Feb. 19, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Iraola, David) (Entered: 03/15/2019)

March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

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.Order

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

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Set/Reset Hearings

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: In light of the parties' joint status report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear for a status conference on April 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 21. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 3/20/2019. (lcrdm3, )

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

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Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 4/8/2019 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 21 before Judge Randolph D. Moss. (dot)

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

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Joint MOTION to Continue by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Iraola, David) (Entered: 04/03/2019)

April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

PACER

Notice of QC

April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

PACER

NOTICE OF ERROR re 32 Motion to Continue; emailed to DIraola@cov.com, cc'd 7 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Do Not Refile. FYI for future filings. If you are electronically filing any document, your signature must be on the document. (ztd, )

April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

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Order on Motion to Continue

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the joint motion to continue 32, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. The status conference scheduled for April 8, 2019, is hereby VACATED. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall submit a further joint status report on or before May 6, 2019. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 4/4/2019. (lcrdm3, )

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/6/2018. (kt)

April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Iraola, David) (Entered: 05/06/2019)

May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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.Order

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' joint status report 33, it is hereby ORDERED that OMB and DHS are no longer required to make future productions in this case. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall submit a further joint status report on or before June 21, 2019. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 5/9/2019. (lcrdm3, )

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 6/21/2019. (kt)

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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Status Report

June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

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.Order

June 23, 2019

June 23, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019

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Status Report

July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019

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.Order

Aug. 5, 2019

Aug. 5, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 6, 2019

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Status Report

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

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.Order

Sept. 6, 2019

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Status Report

Nov. 22, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019

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Nov. 25, 2019

Nov. 25, 2019

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~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

Nov. 25, 2019

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Status Report

Jan. 6, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Jan. 6, 2020

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.Order

Jan. 6, 2020

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Notice of Substitution of Counsel

Feb. 12, 2020

Feb. 12, 2020

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Status Report

Feb. 29, 2020

Feb. 29, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

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~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

March 5, 2020

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March 5, 2020

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Status Report

April 1, 2020

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 13, 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: 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

U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Federal

U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 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)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Border police

Border wall

Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties