Case: Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Justice

1:18-cv-01967 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Aug. 23, 2018

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Case Summary

On August 23, 2018, Muslim Advocates filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Department of Justice [DOJ] and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE]. The complaint alleged that the defendants improperly withheld information in violation of the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA], 5 U.S.C. § 552(a), and sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Muslim Advocates had requested information from both defendants regard…

On August 23, 2018, Muslim Advocates filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Department of Justice [DOJ] and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE]. The complaint alleged that the defendants improperly withheld information in violation of the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA], 5 U.S.C. § 552(a), and sought declaratory and injunctive relief. Muslim Advocates had requested information from both defendants regarding Operation Janus, where the DOJ, in conjunction with other agencies, reviewed the files of naturalized citizens and began intensive denaturalization efforts. In-house counsel along with the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP represented the plaintiff.

The plaintiff had requested information from both defendants on January 11, 2018. The Civil Division of the DOJ denied the request in full on January 19, 2018, claiming that the release of the documents would be "reasonably expected" to interfere with law enforcement. The DOJ did not explain their reasoning for this determination. The plaintiff then requested a Vaughn index, in which the government provides an itemized index of withheld documents and justification for doing so. The DOJ did not respond to this request. On February 9, 2018, ICE informed the plaintiff that the scope of the request was too broad, and thus did not process the FOIA request. Even after the plaintiff amended its request for information on several occasions, ICE did not release any of the requested documents.

The case was assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras.

Status reports indicate that the parties reached an agreement on all FOIA issues on January 13, 2020; that agreement has not yet been publicized. Negotiations over ICE's payment of plaintiff's attorneys fees are ongoing as of June 9, 2020; the next status report is due June 15, 2020.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Heise (6/9/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Contreras, Rudolph (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Azmi, Nimra H. (District of Columbia)

Callahan, Matthew W. (District of Columbia)

Shebaya, Sirine (District of Columbia)

Smith, Johnathan James (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Coles-Huff, Doris Denise (District of Columbia)

Walker, Johnny Hillary III (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Contreras, Rudolph (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Azmi, Nimra H. (District of Columbia)

Callahan, Matthew W. (District of Columbia)

Shebaya, Sirine (District of Columbia)

Smith, Johnathan James (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Coles-Huff, Doris Denise (District of Columbia)

Walker, Johnny Hillary III (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:18-cv-01967

Docket [PACER]

Muslim Advocates v. United States Department of Justice

June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

Docket
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1:18-cv-01967

Complaint

Muslim Advocates v. United States Department of Justice

Aug. 23, 2018

Aug. 23, 2018

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7727834/muslim-advocates-v-united-states-department-of-justice/

Last updated Aug. 15, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5654213) filed by MUSLIM ADVOCATES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons DOJ, # 6 Summons ICE, # 7 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 8 Summons USAO-DC)(Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 08/23/2018)

1 Exhibit A

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2 Exhibit B

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3 Exhibit C

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4 Civil Cover Sheet

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5 Summons DOJ

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6 Summons ICE

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7 Summons U.S. Attorney General

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8 Summons USAO-DC

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Aug. 23, 2018

Aug. 23, 2018

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Nimra H. Azmi, :Firm- Muslim Advocates, :Address- P.O. Box 34440, Washington, D.C. 20043. Phone No. - 202-897-2564. Fax No. - 202-508-1007 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5654300. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Smith, Johnathan) (Entered: 08/23/2018)

Aug. 23, 2018

Aug. 23, 2018

PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zmd)

Aug. 23, 2018

Aug. 23, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: Local Rule 83.2(c)(2) provides that "[a]n attorney who engages in the practice of law from an office located in the District of Columbia must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Bar of this Court to file papers in this Court." On motion submitted by a member of the Bar of this Court, attorney Nimra H. Azmi seeks pro hac vice admission to represent Plaintiff in this case. Ms. Azmi declares that she works from an office located in the District of Columbia and that she has a pending application for membership to the District of Columbia Bar. Notwithstanding Local Rule 83.2(c)(2), it is hereby ORDERED that Nimra H. Azmi is admitted to represent Plaintiff pro hac vice in this case. As soon as practicable after Ms. Azmi's admission to the District of Columbia Bar, she must seek admission to the Bar of this Court. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on August 27, 2018. (lcrc2)

Aug. 27, 2018

Aug. 27, 2018

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SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent) (zmd) (Entered: 08/27/2018)

Aug. 27, 2018

Aug. 27, 2018

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NOTICE of Appearance by Sirine Shebaya on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 08/28/2018)

Aug. 28, 2018

Aug. 28, 2018

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NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of All Defendants (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 09/06/2018)

Sept. 6, 2018

Sept. 6, 2018

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/29/2018, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 8/29/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/29/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/28/2018.) (Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 09/10/2018)

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT served on 9/10/2018 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Shebaya, Sirine) (Entered: 09/10/2018)

Sept. 10, 2018

Sept. 10, 2018

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 09/27/2018)

Sept. 27, 2018

Sept. 27, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER granting 8 Defendants' Consent Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall have up to and including October 12, 2018 to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's complaint. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 9/27/18. (lcrc1)

Sept. 27, 2018

Sept. 27, 2018

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ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT.(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 10/12/2018)

Oct. 12, 2018

Oct. 12, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a proposed briefing schedule on or before October 26, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/12/2018. (lcrc2)

Oct. 12, 2018

Oct. 12, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 10/26/2018 (tj)

Oct. 12, 2018

Oct. 12, 2018

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 10/26/2018)

Oct. 26, 2018

Oct. 26, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 10 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit another joint status report by December 10, 2018. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 10/26/2018. (lcrc2)

Oct. 26, 2018

Oct. 26, 2018

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 12/10/2018)

Dec. 10, 2018

Dec. 10, 2018

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 11 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report by January 24, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on December 10, 2018. (lcrc2)

Dec. 10, 2018

Dec. 10, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 1/24/2019 (tj)

Dec. 13, 2018

Dec. 13, 2018

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Unopposed MOTION to Stay and for extension of time by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Coles-Huff, Doris). Added MOTION for Extension of Time to on 1/28/2019 (znmw). (Entered: 01/23/2019)

Jan. 23, 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Motion to Stay: It is hereby ORDERED that this case is stayed until appropriations are restored to the Department of Justice. The deadline for submitting the joint status report, previously due on January 24, 2019, is extended until 14 days after appropriations are restored. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on January 24, 2019. (lcrc2)

Jan. 24, 2019

Jan. 24, 2019

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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

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 02/08/2019)

Feb. 8, 2019

Feb. 8, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 14 the parties' joint status report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties will file another joint status report by March 8, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on February 8, 2019. (lcrc2)

Feb. 8, 2019

Feb. 8, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 3/8/2019 (tj)

March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 03/07/2019)

March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

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March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

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March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 15 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report by April 7, 2019. (So Ordered Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on March 7, 2019). (lcrc2)

March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 4/7/2019 (tj)

March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/05/2019)

April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

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.Order

April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 16 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report by May 31, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 8, 2019. (lcrc2)

April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 5/31/2019 (tj)

April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 05/31/2019)

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

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.Order

June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 17 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report by July 19, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on June 3, 2019. (lcrc2)

June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 07/19/2019)

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

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July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 18 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report by September 6, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on July 19, 2019. (lcrc2)

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 9/6/2019 (tj)

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

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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

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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew W. Callahan on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Callahan, Matthew) (Main Document 20 replaced on 8/23/2019) (znmw). (Entered: 08/22/2019)

Aug. 22, 2019

Aug. 22, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 09/06/2019)

Sept. 6, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019

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.Order

Sept. 16, 2019

Sept. 16, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 21 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report on or before November 8, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 09/16/2019. (lcrc2)

Sept. 16, 2019

Sept. 16, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 11/08/2019)

Nov. 8, 2019

Nov. 8, 2019

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.Order

Nov. 12, 2019

Nov. 12, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 22 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report on or before December 13, 2019. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 11/12/2019. (lcrc2)

Nov. 12, 2019

Nov. 12, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 12/13/2019)

Dec. 13, 2019

Dec. 13, 2019

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.Order

Dec. 16, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 23 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report on or before January 13, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 12/16/2019. (lcrc2)

Dec. 16, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Dec. 17, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 1/13/2020 (tj)

Dec. 17, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 01/13/2020)

Jan. 13, 2020

Jan. 13, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 24 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another joint status report on or before February 12, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 1/15/2020. (lcrc2)

Jan. 15, 2020

Jan. 15, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 2/12/2020 (tj)

Jan. 15, 2020

Jan. 15, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by MUSLIM ADVOCATES. (Azmi, Nimra) (Entered: 02/12/2020)

Feb. 12, 2020

Feb. 12, 2020

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Notice of QC

Feb. 13, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 25 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another Joint joint status report on or before March 12, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 2/13/2020. (lcrc2)

Feb. 13, 2020

Feb. 13, 2020

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NOTICE OF ERROR re 25 Status Report; emailed to nimra@muslimadvocates.org, cc'd 5 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Invalid attorney signature, 2. In future, the signature on the pleading and the PACER login must match. (ztth, )

Feb. 13, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Feb. 20, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 3/12/2020 (tj)

Feb. 20, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 03/12/2020)

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

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.Order

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 26 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another Joint Status Report on or before April 10, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 3/12/2020. (lcrc2)

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 4/10/2020 (tj)

March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 10, 2020

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April 13, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 27 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another Joint Status Report on or before May 8, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 4/13/2020. (lcrc2)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/8/2020. (zcal)

April 13, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 28 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another Joint Status Report on or before May 29, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/8/2020. (lcrc2)

May 8, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/29/2020. (zcal)

May 8, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

May 11, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 29 the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file another Joint Status Report on or before June 15, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/29/2020. (lckc)

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

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.Order

May 29, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 6/15/2020. (tj)

June 1, 2020

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STIPULATION of Dismissal by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT. (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 06/15/2020)

June 15, 2020

June 15, 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

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 23, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A non-profit organization that works to ensure civil rights for Americans of all faiths through legal advocacy, litigation, policy engagement, and civic education.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

Muslim Advocates

National Immigration Project of the NLG

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States Department of Justice (District of Columbia, District of Columbia), Federal

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (District of Columbia, District of Columbia), 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: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Document/information produced

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Issues

General:

Records Disclosure

Immigration/Border:

Admission - criteria

Admission - procedure

Status/Classification

U.S. citizenship - acquiring

U.S. citizenship - losing