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Case Name The Protect Democracy Project v. U.S. Department of Energy PR-DC-0001
Docket / Court 1:17-cv-00779 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Presidential Authority
Special Collection Trump Administration FOIA cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Energy
Plaintiff Description The Plaintiff is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose focus is on informing the public of operations and activities of the government by gathering and disseminating information likely to contribute significantly to the public understanding of executive branch operations and activities.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2017
Case Ongoing Yes
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1:17-cv-779 (D.D.C.)
PR-DC-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PR-DC-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/27/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 20] (D.D.C.)
PR-DC-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/17/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Kelly, Timothy James (D.D.C.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Berwick, Benjamin Leon (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Harrison, Lindsay C (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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