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Case Name ACLU v. U.S. Department of Justice PN-DC-0006
Docket / Court 1:08-cv-01157 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Policing
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
General
Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552
Defendant(s) Department of Justice
Plaintiff Description The American Civil Liberties Union is a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization with over 500,000 members dedicated to the constitutional principles of liberty and equality. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization that educates the public about civil liberties and employs lawyers who provide free legal representation in cases involving civil liberties.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:08−cv−01157 (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/27/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 15]
PN-DC-0006-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/11/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 40] (698 F.Supp.2d 163) (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/26/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (D.C. Circuit) (655 F.3d 1)
PN-DC-0006-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/06/2011
Source: ACLU
Reassignment of Civil Case [ECF# 47] (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/05/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Granting Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and Denying Plaintiff's Cross-motion for Summary Judgment) [ECF# 65] (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/15/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion (Granting DOJ's Motion for Summary Judgment and denying ACLU's Cross-Motion) (923 F.Supp.2d 310) (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/15/2014
Source: Westlaw
Judges Garland, Merrick B. (D.C. Circuit)
PN-DC-0006-0001
Huvelle, Ellen Segal (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-0005
Jackson, Amy Berman (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-0005 | PN-DC-0006-0006 | PN-DC-0006-0007 | PN-DC-0006-9000
Robertson, James (D.D.C.)
PN-DC-0006-0003
Plaintiff's Lawyers Crump, Catherine (New York)
PN-DC-0006-0002 | PN-DC-0006-9000
Sobel, David L. (District of Columbia)
PN-DC-0006-0002 | PN-DC-0006-9000
Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)
PN-DC-0006-0002 | PN-DC-0006-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Cooper, Jonathan Gordon (District of Columbia)
PN-DC-0006-9000
Desai, Vikas K. (District of Columbia)
PN-DC-0006-9000
Glass, David M (District of Columbia)
PN-DC-0006-9000
Tyler, John Russell (District of Columbia)
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