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Case Name Electronic Privacy Information Center v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security NS-DC-0125
Docket / Court 1:18-cv-00545 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Case Summary
On March 8, 2018 the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Freedom of Information Act. The complaint alleged that the defendant had failed to respond to EPIC’s 201 ... read more >
On March 8, 2018 the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Freedom of Information Act. The complaint alleged that the defendant had failed to respond to EPIC’s 2016 FOIA request for information about the Department’s use of drones in the United States for domestic surveillance. The plaintiff requested that the court order DHS to release the requested information and pay appropriate attorneys fees.

As of February 2019, the case is ongoing before Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Sarah Reasoner - 02/04/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552
Defendant(s) Department of Homeland Security
Plaintiff Description Electronic Privacy Information Center is a public interest research organization in Washington, DC dedicated to privacy issues.
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 2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:18-cv-00545 (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0125-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/29/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
NS-DC-0125-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/08/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Jackson, Ketanji Brown (D.D.C.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Butler, Alan (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Rotenberg, Marc (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Scott, Jeramie D. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Coles-Huff, Doris Denise (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Walker, Johnny Hillary III (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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