Case: Campaign Legal Center v. DOJ

1:18-cv-01771 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: July 30, 2018

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

This is a case concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 United States census. On July 30, 2018, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), a nonprofit aimed at increasing access to democratic participation, brought this action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The CLC sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), § 5 U.S.C. 552. Represented by private and staff counsel, the CLC sought injunctive relief to compel the …

This is a case concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 United States census. On July 30, 2018, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), a nonprofit aimed at increasing access to democratic participation, brought this action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The CLC sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), § 5 U.S.C. 552. Represented by private and staff counsel, the CLC sought injunctive relief to compel the DOJ to release documents responsive to a FOIA request concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, filed by the plaintiff on February 1, 2018. They claimed that, to date, the DOJ has produced no documents related to this "citizenship question," despite the fact that the DOJ has sent a letter to the Commerce Department to include such a question on the 2020 census.

The CLC's 2018 FOIA request sought the release of documents concerning several key words and phrases related to the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The CLC filed this request to find records pertaining to a request made by the DOJ to the Census Bureau to include such a question.

The case was assigned to Judge Tanya Chutkan.

In September 2018, the defendant released 59 pages of partially redacted responsive materials, while withholding an additional 43 pages of responsive materials. Then, in November 2018, the defendant released an additional 11 pages of materials. The CLC continued to contest the adequacy of the defendant's search for responsive materials, and the defendant claimed that the materials it withheld were privileged, and therefore fell under a FOIA exemption.

On May 8, 2019, the defendant filed a motion for summary judgment. On May 22, 2019, the plaintiff filed a cross motion for summary judgment. On June 1, 2020, Judge Chutkan granted the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and denied the defendant's, holding that the defendant's search was inadequate and that the withheld materials were not protected by an exemption.

The DOJ appealed on July 31, 2020. USCA 20-05233. The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Jane Fisher (9/19/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ariel, Nadav (District of Columbia)

Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)

Lang [inactive], Danielle Marie (District of Columbia)

Miller, Adam B. (District of Columbia)

Noti, Adav (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cirino, Paul (District of Columbia)

Kolsky, Joshua (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Chutkan, Tanya Sue (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ariel, Nadav (District of Columbia)

Lang, Danielle (District of Columbia)

Lang [inactive], Danielle Marie (District of Columbia)

Miller, Adam B. (District of Columbia)

Noti, Adav (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cirino, Paul (District of Columbia)

Kolsky, Joshua (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:18-cv-01771

Docket

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

Docket
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1:18-cv-01771

Complaint for Injunctive Relief

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

Complaint
31

18-cv-01187

Memorandum Opinion

464 F.Supp.3d 397, 2020 WL 2849907

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7552012/campaign-legal-center-v-united-states-department-of-justice/

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

PACER
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COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5611117) filed by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Summons, # 8 Civil Cover Sheet with Notice of Related Case)(Miller, Adam) (Entered: 07/30/2018)

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6 Exhibit 6

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7 Summons

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8 Civil Cover Sheet with Notice of Related Case

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July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

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LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 07/30/2018)

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

PACER
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NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. Case related to Case No. 18-1187. (sth) (Entered: 07/31/2018)

July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

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SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsth) (Entered: 07/31/2018)

July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018

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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 8/1/2018. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/31/2018. (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 08/07/2018)

Aug. 7, 2018

Aug. 7, 2018

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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 08/01/2018. (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 08/07/2018)

Aug. 7, 2018

Aug. 7, 2018

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/1/2018 (Miller, Adam) (Entered: 08/07/2018)

Aug. 7, 2018

Aug. 7, 2018

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NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/30/2018)

Aug. 30, 2018

Aug. 30, 2018

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ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/30/2018)

Aug. 30, 2018

Aug. 30, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/28/2018. (tb)

Aug. 31, 2018

Aug. 31, 2018

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Order

Aug. 31, 2018

Aug. 31, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil procedure appear to be inapplicable. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall meet and confer and propose a schedule for proceeding in this matter. The schedule shall address the status of Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated number of documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request, the anticipated date(s) for release of the documents requested by Plaintiff, whether a motion for an Open America stay is likely in this case, whether a Vaughn index will be required in this case, whether and when either party anticipates filing a dispositive motion, and any other pertinent issues. The parties shall file a joint status report that addresses these issues and that contains a proposed schedule and proposed order no later than 9/28/18. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 8/31/8. (DJS)

Aug. 31, 2018

Aug. 31, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 31, 2018

Aug. 31, 2018

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NOTICE of Appearance by Danielle M. Lang on behalf of CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Lang, Danielle) (Entered: 09/04/2018)

Sept. 4, 2018

Sept. 4, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/28/2018. (tb)

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Sept. 5, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

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Joint STATUS REPORT by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - Declaration of Joseph F. Klimavicz, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B - CLC Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C - DOJ Proposed Order)(Miller, Adam) (Entered: 09/28/2018)

Sept. 28, 2018

Sept. 28, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: A Status Conference is hereby set for 10/31/18 at 10:30 am in Courtroom 9. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/24/18. (DJS)

Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 24, 2018

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Order

Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 24, 2018

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Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 10/31/2018 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 9 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb)

Oct. 25, 2018

Oct. 25, 2018

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Set/Reset Hearings

Oct. 25, 2018

Oct. 25, 2018

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NOTICE of Appearance by Nadav Ariel on behalf of CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 10/26/2018)

Oct. 26, 2018

Oct. 26, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report 11 and the updates provided at the October 31, 2018 Status Conference, the parties are ordered to adhere to the following deadlines. With respect to the FOIA requests made to the Justice Management Division, the 170 pages that were referred to the Office of Information Policy, the 40 pages that were referred to the Department of Commerce, and 5 pages that were referred to the Census Bureau shall be processed and produced on or before December 12, 2018. Further, the status report, due on or before December 17, 2018, shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: (1) an update on the production due on or before December 12, 2018; (2) an update on whether the searches that are scheduled to be rerun in the next three months are duplicative of Plaintiff's requests; (3) an update on whether the fact that the instant request was granted expedited processing should result in it advancing in the queue; (4) a production schedule for the documents that are responsive to the requests made to the Office of the Attorney General; and (5) a proposed status conference date. In addition, the parties are directed to file, three days before the next status conference, a proposed summary judgment briefing schedule. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/31/2018. (lctsc1)

Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

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Status Conference

Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 12/17/2018. (tg)

Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: Status Conference held on 10/31/2018. The Court directed the parties to submit a Joint Status Report on or before December 17, 2018. (Order forthcoming.) (Court Reporter Bryan Wayne.) (tg) Modified to add deadline on 10/31/2018 (tg).

Oct. 31, 2018

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Order

Oct. 31, 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: Granting 13 Motion for Extension of Time to File to File Joint Status Report. Joint Status and proposed order due 1/5/19. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 12/17/18. (DJS)

Dec. 17, 2018

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

Dec. 17, 2018

Dec. 17, 2018

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 12/17/2018)

Dec. 17, 2018

Dec. 17, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 1/5/2019. (tb)

Dec. 19, 2018

Dec. 19, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Dec. 19, 2018

Dec. 19, 2018

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ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . .NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Paul Cirino on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Substituting for attorney Joshua M. Kolsky (Cirino, Paul) Modified on 1/4/2019 (ztd). (Entered: 12/21/2018)

Dec. 21, 2018

Dec. 21, 2018

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NOTICE OF ERROR re 14 Substitution of Counsel; emailed to paul.cirino@usdoj.gov, cc'd 9 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect header/caption/case number, 2. Please refile document, 3. Document has the incorrect case number (ztd, )

Jan. 4, 2019

Jan. 4, 2019

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Notice of QC

Jan. 4, 2019

Jan. 4, 2019

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MOTION to Stay in Light of Lapse in Appropriations by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 01/07/2019)

Jan. 7, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019

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RESPONSE re 15 MOTION to Stay in Light of Lapse in Appropriations filed by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. (Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 01/07/2019)

Jan. 7, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019

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NOTICE of Change of Law Firm Name by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 01/24/2019)

Jan. 24, 2019

Jan. 24, 2019

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Paul Cirino on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Substituting for attorney Joshua Kolsky (Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 01/28/2019)

Jan. 28, 2019

Jan. 28, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order (Plaintiff's Proposal), # 2 Text of Proposed Order (Defendant's Proposal))(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 02/15/2019)

Feb. 15, 2019

Feb. 15, 2019

RECAP

MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' February 15, 2019 Joint Status Report 19, the parties are ordered to adhere to the following deadlines. With respect to Plaintiff's request for records of the Office of the Attorney General, Defendant shall complete its production of non-exempt responsive records by March 29, 2019. And on or before April 5, 2019, the parties shall file a status report, which includes a proposed summary judgment briefing schedule. A status conference is set for April 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 9. Further, the motion 15 to stay is TERMINATED as moot. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 2/19/2019. (lctsc1)

Feb. 19, 2019

Feb. 19, 2019

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Order on Motion to Stay

Feb. 19, 2019

Feb. 19, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Status Report due by 4/5/2019. Status Conference set for 4/11/2019 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 9 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (tb)

Feb. 21, 2019

Feb. 21, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

Feb. 21, 2019

Feb. 21, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 04/05/2019)

April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

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Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 4/11/2019 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: Cross Motion due by 5/22/2019. Response to Cross Motion due by 6/5/2019. Reply to Cross by 6/12/2019. Summary Judgment motion due by 5/8/2019. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 5/22/2019. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 6/5/2019. (Court Reporter Scott Wallace) (tb)

April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

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Status Conference

April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

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~Util - Set/Reset Deadlines

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

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Status Conference

April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

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.Order

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Defendant's Motion for summary judgment due by 5/8/2019. Plaintiff's combined response/cross-motion for summary judgment due by 5/22/2019. Defendant's combined reply/response due 6/5/2019. Plaintiff's reply due by 6/12/2019. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 4/17/19. (DJS) Modified on 4/18/2019 (tb).

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

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Order

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

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NOTICE of Change of Address by Nadav Ariel (Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 04/30/2019)

April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

PACER
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MOTION for Summary Judgment by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Declaration of Michael H. Allen (with JMD Vaughn Index), # 4 Declaration of Vanessa R. Brinkmann (with Exhibits and OIP Vaughn Index), # 5 Declaration of Tink Cooper, # 6 Exhibits A-G to Cooper Declaration, # 7 Exhibits H-L to Cooper Declaration, # 8 Civil Rights Division Vaughn Index, # 9 Text of Proposed Order)(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 05/08/2019)

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May 8, 2019

May 8, 2019

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RESPONSE re 22 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Nadav Ariel, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12, # 14 Exhibit 13, # 15 Exhibit 14, # 16 Exhibit 15, # 17 Exhibit 16, # 18 Text of Proposed Order)(Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 05/22/2019)

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

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Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Nadav Ariel, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7, # 9 Exhibit 8, # 10 Exhibit 9, # 11 Exhibit 10, # 12 Exhibit 11, # 13 Exhibit 12, # 14 Exhibit 13, # 15 Exhibit 14, # 16 Exhibit 15, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Text of Proposed Order)(Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 05/22/2019)

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 22 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration (Second) of Vanessa R. Brinkmann, # 2 Declaration (Supplemental) of Tink Cooper, # 3 Response to Plaintiff's Statement of Undisputed Facts)(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 06/05/2019)

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

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Memorandum in opposition to re 24 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration (Second) of Vanessa R. Brinkmann, # 2 Declaration (Supplemental) of Tink Cooper, # 3 Response to Plaintiff's Statement of Undisputed Facts, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 06/05/2019)

June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 24 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of N. Ariel, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit B)(Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 06/12/2019)

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June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

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NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER (Ariel, Nadav) (Entered: 08/06/2019)

Aug. 6, 2019

Aug. 6, 2019

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MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding Defendant's 22 Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's 24 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/1/2020. (lcdl) (Entered: 06/01/2020)

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

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ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendant's 22 Motion for Summary Judgment and granting in part and denying in part Plaintiff's 24 Motion for Summary Judgment. The parties shall meet and confer and file a JOINT proposal for moving forward with this case no later than July 1, 2020. See order for details. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/1/2020. (lcdl) (Entered: 06/01/2020)

June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposal due by 7/1/2020. (tb)

June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: The parties' 7/1/2020 joint report shall be accompanied by a proposed order. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 6/5/2020. (DJS)

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

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Order

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

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.Order

June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Defendant's Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit B - Plaintiff's Proposed Order)(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 07/01/2020)

1 Exhibit A - Defendant's Proposed Order

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July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER: Having considered the parties' Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that (1) Defendant shall conduct the Civil Rights Division's supplemental search in accordance with this court's pervious orders on or before August 14, 2020, and confer with Plaintiff no later than August 31, 2020 regarding a proposed review and production schedule; (2) Absent an appeal by Defendant, Defendant shall produce the drafts and emails related to the Gary Letter by August 31, 2020; (3) Absent an appeal by Defendant, Defendant shall produce responsive DOJ-White House communications not covered by the deliberative process privilege by August 31, 2020; and that (4) the parties shall submit a further Joint Status Report, including a proposed order, on September 1, 2020, apprising the Court of the status of the progress on the items ordered by the court on June 1, 2020, and proposing further proceedings as appropriate. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 7/7/2020. (lcdl)

July 7, 2020

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Order

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

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.Order

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 9/1/2020. (tb)

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

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USCA Case Number 20-5233 for 32 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (zrdj)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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USCA Case Number

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 29 Memorandum & Opinion, 30 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment,,, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Fee Status: No Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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ENTERED IN ERROR. . . . .Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed (Memorandum Opinion), and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals docketing fee was not paid because the appeal was filed by the government re 32 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (ztd) (Main Document 33 replaced on 7/31/2020) (ztd). Modified on 8/4/2020 (ztd). (Entered: 07/31/2020)

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

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Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed (Memorandum Opinion), and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals docketing fee was not paid because the appeal was filed by the government re 32 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (ztd) (Entered: 08/04/2020)

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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USCA Case Number

Aug. 4, 2020

Aug. 4, 2020

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Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Defendant's Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit B - Plaintiff's Proposed Order)(Cirino, Paul) (Entered: 09/01/2020)

Sept. 1, 2020

Sept. 1, 2020

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Scheduling Order

Sept. 28, 2020

Sept. 28, 2020

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SCHEDULING MINUTE ORDER: A telephone status conference is hereby set for October 7, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. to discuss the production schedules in this case and Case No. 18-cv-1187. A courtroom deputy will contact the parties with dial-in instructions. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 09/28/2020. (lcfb)

Sept. 28, 2020

Sept. 28, 2020

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Scheduling Order

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

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Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 10/7/2020 before Judge Tanya S. Chutkan: See Scheduling Order previously entered on 10/07/2020. (tb)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

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Status Conference

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

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SCHEDULING MINUTE ORDER: In accordance with the telephonic status conference held on October 7, 2020, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall adhere to the following deadlines: the government shall file a supplemental declaration by 5 p.m. on October 16, 2020 which shall address its proposed production schedule and provide a rough estimate of documents that may be excluded from review (including court filings, news clippings, emails forwarding news clippings, news links, and other publicly available documents); Plaintiff may file a response to the government's supplemental declaration by October 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. In addition, it is further ORDERED that the government shall file its motion to stay disclosure of the drafts of the December 12, 2017 letter from Arthur Gary to Dr. Ron Jarmin by Monday, November 2, 2020 to which Plaintiff may file a response no later than Monday, November 16, 2020. The government may file a reply in support of its motion to stay no later than Monday, November 23, 2020. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 10/07/2020. (lcfb)

Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's response to supplemental declaration due by 10/23/2020. Motion to stay disclosure due by 11/2/2020. Response due by 11/16/2020 Reply due by 11/23/2020. Supplemental declaration due by 10/16/2020. (tb)

Oct. 8, 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

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Notice (Other)

1 Declaration of Kilian Kagle

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Oct. 16, 2020

Oct. 16, 2020

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Transcript

Oct. 22, 2020

Oct. 22, 2020

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Notice (Other)

Oct. 23, 2020

Oct. 23, 2020

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Motion to Stay

Nov. 2, 2020

Nov. 2, 2020

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Response to motion

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Nov. 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

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Reply to opposition to Motion

Nov. 23, 2020

Nov. 23, 2020

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Order

March 8, 2021

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Set/Reset Deadlines

March 8, 2021

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.Order

March 8, 2021

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Trump Administration FOIA cases

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 30, 2018

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The Campaign Legal Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan legal organization dedicated to increasing access to participation in the democratic process.

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

Department of Justice (District of Columbia), Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

None yet

Content of Injunction:

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Government Services

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Discrimination-basis:

National origin discrimination