Case: Doc Society v. Pompeo

1:19-cv-03632 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Dec. 5, 2019

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Case Summary

On December 5, 2019, Doc Society and the International Documentary Associate, U.S.-based documentary film organizations that host screenings and discussions with international partners, filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves as well as their members and partners. The plaintiffs sued the U.S. State Department in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Administrative Procedure Act. They objected to the State Department's new “registration requirement” that required appl…

On December 5, 2019, Doc Society and the International Documentary Associate, U.S.-based documentary film organizations that host screenings and discussions with international partners, filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves as well as their members and partners. The plaintiffs sued the U.S. State Department in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Administrative Procedure Act. They objected to the State Department's new “registration requirement” that required applicants for U.S. visas from abroad to register their social media identifiers from a host of platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The U.S. government additionally claimed the authority to disseminate the handles abroad. The plaintiffs claimed this requirement exceeded the Secretary of State’s authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act and violated their free speech and association rights. Represented by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, and the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, the plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, asking the court to declare the registration requirement to be unlawful and to enjoin the government from enforcing or relying on them. The case was assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly.

Specifically, the complaint alleged that the "registration requirement," which compels disclosure of even pseudonymous social media accounts, has chilled their freedom of expression by causing applicants to use social media less freely than they otherwise would, or refrain from using it entirely. For pseudonymous users in particular, who seek to speak anonymously about controversial issues in order to protect themselves or their families from retaliation, the plaintiffs claimed that the requirement conditioned their eligibility for U.S. visas on their readiness to surrender their online anonymity.

As of January 2020, the defendants have not filed an answer and no motions were pending. This case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Chandler Hart-McGonigle (1/31/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Kelly, Timothy James (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Charlton, Leena M. (New York)

Curnin, Paul (New York)

DeCell, Caroline M. (New York)

Diakun, Anna Natalia (New York)

Eichenberger, Sarah Lynn (New York)

Fallow, Katherine Amy (New York)

Jaffer, Jameel (New York)

Levinson-Waldman, Rachel (District of Columbia)

Panduranga, Harsha (New York)

Judge(s)

Kelly, Timothy James (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Charlton, Leena M. (New York)

Curnin, Paul (New York)

DeCell, Caroline M. (New York)

Diakun, Anna Natalia (New York)

Eichenberger, Sarah Lynn (New York)

Fallow, Katherine Amy (New York)

Jaffer, Jameel (New York)

Levinson-Waldman, Rachel (District of Columbia)

Panduranga, Harsha (New York)

Patel, Faiza (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cartier, Nicholas P. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 17, 2020 Docket
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Complaint

Dec. 5, 2019 Complaint

Docket

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

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COMPLAINT against MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6619108) filed by Doc Society, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/05/2019)

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2 Summons

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Dec. 5, 2019 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Jameel Jaffer on behalf of Doc Society, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Jaffer, Jameel) (Entered: 12/05/2019)

Dec. 5, 2019 PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

Dec. 6, 2019 PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (zrdj)

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SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zrdj) (Entered: 12/06/2019)

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Dec. 6, 2019 RECAP
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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (DeCell, Caroline) (Main Document 4 replaced on 12/9/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 12/06/2019)

Dec. 6, 2019 RECAP
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Leena Charlton, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6626338. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/06/2019)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Anna Diakun, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6626368. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/06/2019)

Dec. 6, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Katie Fallow, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6626393. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/06/2019)

Dec. 6, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6626403. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/06/2019)

Dec. 6, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Harsha Panduranga, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6626410. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/06/2019)

Dec. 6, 2019 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Faiza Patel, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6626445. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/06/2019)

Dec. 6, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Leena Charlton is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 12/9/2019. (lctjk3)

Dec. 9, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Anna Diakun is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 12/9/2019. (lctjk3)

Dec. 9, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Katie Fallow is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 12/9/2019. (lctjk3)

Dec. 9, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Rachel Levinson-Waldman is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 12/9/2019. (lctjk3)

Dec. 9, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 9 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Harsha Panduranga is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 12/9/2019. (lctjk3)

Dec. 9, 2019 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 9, 2019 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 10 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Fazia Patel is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 12/9/2019. (lctjk3)

Dec. 9, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Harsha Panduranga on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Panduranga, Harsha) (Main Document 11 replaced on 12/19/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 12/17/2019)

Dec. 17, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Faiza Patel on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Patel, Faiza) (Main Document 12 replaced on 12/19/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 12/17/2019)

Dec. 17, 2019 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. MICHAEL R. POMPEO served on 12/11/2019 (DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/17/2019)

Dec. 17, 2019 RECAP
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CHAD F. WOLF served on 12/10/2019 (DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/17/2019)

Dec. 17, 2019 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Leena M. Charlton on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Charlton, Leena) (Main Document 15 replaced on 12/19/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 12/18/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Anna Diakun on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Diakun, Anna) (Main Document 16 replaced on 12/19/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 12/18/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Katherine Amy Fallow on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Fallow, Katherine) (Main Document 17 replaced on 12/19/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 12/18/2019)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Rachel Levinson-Waldman on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Levinson-Waldman, Rachel) (Main Document 18 replaced on 12/19/2019) (ztth). (Entered: 12/19/2019)

Dec. 19, 2019 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 12/11/2019. (DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/19/2019)

Dec. 19, 2019 RECAP
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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 12/11/2019. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/9/2020. (DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 12/19/2019)

Dec. 19, 2019 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Sarah Lynn Eichenberger on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Eichenberger, Sarah) (Entered: 01/13/2020)

Jan. 13, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Paul C. Curnin, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6728802. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Eichenberger, Sarah) (Entered: 01/13/2020)

Jan. 13, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

Jan. 14, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 22 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Paul C. Curnin is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 1/14/2020. (lctjk3)

Jan. 14, 2020 PACER
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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. MICHAEL R. POMPEO served on 1/10/2020 (DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 01/16/2020)

Jan. 16, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Paul C. Curnin on behalf of DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Curnin, Paul) (Entered: 01/16/2020)

Jan. 16, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Nicholas P. Cartier on behalf of MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF (Cartier, Nicholas) (Entered: 01/17/2020)

Jan. 17, 2020 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Briefing Schedule by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cartier, Nicholas) (Entered: 01/29/2020)

Jan. 29, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Jan. 31, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Briefing Schedule

Jan. 31, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 26 Joint Motion for Briefing Schedule. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall file their response to Plaintiffs' complaint, which they have indicated will be a motion to dismiss, by March 2, 2020; Plaintiffs shall file their opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss by April 2, 2020; and Defendants shall file their reply in support of their Motion to Dismiss by April 17, 2020. It is further ORDERED that any party seeking to submit an amicus brief shall move to do so, attaching its proposed brief as an exhibit to the motion, by April 3, 2020. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 1/31/2020. (lctjk3)

Jan. 31, 2020 PACER
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Consent MOTION for Briefing Schedule by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cartier, Nicholas); Modified relief on 2/21/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 02/21/2020)

Feb. 21, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

Feb. 21, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

Feb. 21, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting Defendants' 27 Consent Motion to Amend Briefing Schedule. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall file their response to Plaintiffs' complaint, which they have indicated will be a motion to dismiss, by March 16, 2020; Plaintiffs shall file their opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss by April 16, 2020; and Defendants shall file their reply in support of their Motion to Dismiss by May 1, 2020. It is further ORDERED that amicus briefs shall be filed by April 17, 2020. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 2/21/2020. (lctjk3)

Feb. 21, 2020 PACER
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Consent MOTION to Amend Briefing Schedule by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cartier, Nicholas); Modified relief and text on 3/11/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 03/11/2020)

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March 11, 2020 RECAP

Set/Reset Deadlines

March 12, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

March 12, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting Defendants' 28 Consent Motion to Amend Briefing Schedule. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall file their response to Plaintiffs' complaint, which they have indicated will be a motion to dismiss, by April 1, 2020; Plaintiffs shall file their opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss by May 13, 2020; and Defendants shall file their reply in support of their Motion to Dismiss by May 27, 2020. It is further ORDERED that amicus briefs shall be filed by May 14, 2020. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 3/12/2020. (lctjk3)

March 12, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

March 13, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 4/1/2020. (zkh)

March 13, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Nathan Michael Swinton on behalf of MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF Substituting for attorney Nicholas P. Cartier (Swinton, Nathan) (Entered: 03/24/2020)

March 24, 2020 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

March 24, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

March 24, 2020 PACER
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Consent MOTION to Amend the Briefing Schedule by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Swinton, Nathan); Modified text and relief on 3/25/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 03/24/2020)

March 24, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting Defendants' 30 Consent Motion to Amend Briefing Schedule. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall file their response to Plaintiffs' complaint, which they have indicated will be a motion to dismiss, by April 15, 2020; Plaintiffs shall file their opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss by May 27, 2020; and Defendants shall file their reply in support of their Motion to Dismiss by June 10, 2020. It is further ORDERED that amicus briefs shall be filed by May 28, 2020. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 3/24/2020. (lctjk3)

March 24, 2020 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Text of Proposed Order)(Swinton, Nathan) (Entered: 04/15/2020)

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April 15, 2020 RECAP
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Memorandum in opposition to re 31 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim filed by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Curnin, Paul) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

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May 27, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Patrick Joseph Carome on behalf of TWITTER, INC., REDDIT, INC., INTERNET ASSOCIATION (Carome, Patrick) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 28, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Ari Holtzblatt on behalf of INTERNET ASSOCIATION, REDDIT, INC., TWITTER, INC. (Holtzblatt, Ari) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 28, 2020 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss,, by INTERNET ASSOCIATION, REDDIT, INC., TWITTER, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - (Proposed) Amici Curiae Brief, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Carome, Patrick) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

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May 28, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew W. Callahan on behalf of MUSLIM ADVOCATES, T'ruah, AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (Callahan, Matthew) (Main Document 36 replaced on 5/29/2020) (ztth). (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 28, 2020 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief of Faith-Based Organizations by MUSLIM ADVOCATES (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Amicus Brief of Faith-Based Organizations, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Callahan, Matthew) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

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May 28, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Mitchell L. Stoltz on behalf of ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (Stoltz, Mitchell) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

May 28, 2020 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (Attachments: # 1 Amicus Brief, # 2 Certificate Rule LCvR 26.1, # 3 Proposed Order)(Stoltz, Mitchell) (Entered: 05/28/2020)

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May 28, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting the 35 Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief. It is hereby ORDERED that the amicus curiae brief (ECF No. 35-1) shall be deemed filed as of May 28, 2020. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 5/29/2020. (lctjk3)

May 29, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting the 37 Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief. It is hereby ORDERED that the amicus curiae brief (ECF No. 37-1) shall be deemed filed as of May 28, 2020. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 5/29/2020. (lctjk3)

May 29, 2020 PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to File

May 29, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting the 39 Consent Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief. It is hereby ORDERED that the amicus curiae brief (ECF No. 39-1) shall be deemed filed as of May 28, 2020. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 5/29/2020. (lctjk3)

May 29, 2020 PACER
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AMICUS BRIEF by INTERNET ASSOCIATION, REDDIT, INC., TWITTER, INC. (ztth) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

May 29, 2020 RECAP
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AMICUS BRIEF by MUSLIM ADVOCATES. (ztth) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

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AMICUS BRIEF by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. (ztth) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

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LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. (ztth) (Entered: 05/29/2020)

May 29, 2020 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 31 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction and for Failure to State a Claim filed by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF. (Swinton, Nathan) (Entered: 06/10/2020)

June 10, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Curnin, Paul) (Entered: 06/23/2020)

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June 23, 2020 RECAP
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STIPULATION and [Proposed] Order by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION. (Curnin, Paul) (Entered: 06/26/2020)

June 26, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 46 stipulation, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendants are excused from complying with Local Rule 7(n)(1) at this time. It is further ORDERED that should the Court deny Defendants' motion to dismiss, Defendants shall comply with the mandates of Local Rule 7(n)(1) within thirty days of the Court's decision. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 6/30/2020. (lctjk3)

June 30, 2020 PACER

~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines AND .Order

June 30, 2020 PACER
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RESPONSE re 45 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY filed by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF. (Swinton, Nathan) (Entered: 07/13/2020)

July 13, 2020 RECAP
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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Joseph John DeMott on behalf of All Defendants Substituting for attorney Nathan M. Swinton (DeMott, Joseph) (Entered: 07/17/2020)

July 17, 2020 PACER
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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION. Attorney Leena M. Charlton terminated. (Charlton, Leena) (Entered: 09/03/2020)

Sept. 3, 2020 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Plaintiffs' 1 Complaint links the initiation of the registration requirement to Executive Order 13,780, which has recently been revoked. See Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States, January 20, 2021. The Proclamation instructs the "Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence" to "provide to the President a report" containing "a review of the current use of social media identifiers in the screening and vetting process, including an assessment of whether this use has meaningfully improved screening and vetting, and recommendations in light of this assessment." Id. §§ 3, 3(d). The report is due within 120 days of the Proclamation, which is May 20, 2021. It is hereby ORDERED that this case is STAYED until further order of the Court. It is further ORDERED that the government shall file a status report by May 28, 2021, indicating whether it anticipates taking any action that moots the case. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 03/23/2021. (lctkj3)

March 23, 2021 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 5/28/2021. (zkh)

March 23, 2021 PACER

Case Stayed. (zkh)

March 23, 2021 PACER

.Order

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Set/Reset Deadlines

March 23, 2021 PACER

Case Stayed

March 26, 2021 PACER
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NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Supporting Statement for Paperwork Reduction Act, # 2 Exhibit B - Notice of Office of Management and Budget Action)(Curnin, Paul) (Entered: 04/23/2021)

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April 23, 2021 RECAP
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STATUS REPORT by MICHAEL R. POMPEO, CHAD F. WOLF. (DeMott, Joseph) (Entered: 05/28/2021)

May 28, 2021 RECAP
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Joint MOTION to Stay Case for Additional 45 Days by ANTONY BLINKEN, ALEJANDRO N. MAYORKAS. (DeMott, Joseph) (Entered: 07/01/2021)

July 1, 2021 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 52 Joint Motion to Stay Case for Additional 45 Days, it is hereby ORDERED that the 52 Motion is GRANTED. The stay in this case shall remain in place until August 16, 2021. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report by August 16, 2021. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 07/02/2021. (lctjk3)

July 2, 2021 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines AND Order on Motion to Stay

July 2, 2021 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by ANTONY BLINKEN, ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS. (DeMott, Joseph) (Entered: 08/16/2021)

Aug. 16, 2021 RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 53 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the stay in this case remain in place until October 18, 2021. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report by October 18, 2021. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 08/18/2021. (lctjk3)

Aug. 18, 2021 PACER

Status Report Order

Aug. 18, 2021 PACER
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Joint STATUS REPORT by ANTONY BLINKEN, ALEJANDRO J. MAYORKAS. (DeMott, Joseph) (Entered: 10/18/2021)

Oct. 18, 2021 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Evan Welber Falcn, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-8808267. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by DOC SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(DeCell, Caroline) (Entered: 10/19/2021)

Oct. 19, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that, within 30 days of any decision to implement a policy change that would moot or otherwise affect this case, Defendants shall file a status report so informing the Court. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 10/20/2021. (lctjk3)

Oct. 20, 2021 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting Plaintiffs' 55 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Evan Welber Falcon is hereby admitted pro hac vice to appear in this matter on behalf of Plaintiffs Doc Society and International Documentary Association. Counsel should register for e-filing via PACER and file a notice of appearance pursuant to LCvR 83.6(a). Click for instructions Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 10/20/2021. (lctjk3)

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State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 5, 2019

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Doc Society and International Documentary Association, two organizations that host events about documentaries

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Brennan Center for Justice

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Department of Justice (Washington, D.C., District of Columbia), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

Immigration/Border:

Visas - criteria

Visas - procedures