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Case Name Elhady v. Piehota NS-VA-0008
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-00375-AJT-JFA ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) National Security
Attorney Organization Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Right to travel
National origin discrimination
Religion discrimination
Inadequate citizen complaint investigations and procedures
Language/ethnic/minority needs
Racial profiling
Records Disclosure
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
National Origin/Ethnicity
Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) Acting Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection
Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration
Department of Justice
Department of Justice
Director of Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Director of the Terrorist Screening Center
Plaintiff Description U.S. citizens who believe they are on the government's Terrorism Screening Database (the "watch list").
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
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1:16-cv-375 (E.D. Va.)
NS-VA-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/24/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
NS-VA-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/05/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint [ECF# 22]
NS-VA-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 47] (303 F.Supp.3d 453) (E.D. Va.)
NS-VA-0008-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/05/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Declaration of Jefferson B. Sessions III, Attorney General [ECF# 178-19]
NS-VA-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/23/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Anderson, John F. (E.D. Va.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
Trenga, Anthony John (E.D. Va.) show/hide docs
NS-VA-0008-0003 | NS-VA-0008-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Abbas, Gadeir Ibrahim (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
NS-VA-0008-0001 | NS-VA-0008-0002 | NS-VA-0008-9000
Akeel, Shereef H (Michigan) show/hide docs
Masri, Lena F (Michigan) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Sher, R. Joseph (Virginia) show/hide docs
Wetzler, Lauren A. (Virginia) show/hide docs

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