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CREW v. Department of Education: Re: Ignite! Learning: 1/22/08 - Joint Status Report

CREW v. Department of Education: Re: Ignite! Learning: 1/22/08 - Joint Status Report

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On September 25, 2007, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) after the DOE failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The FOIA, sent May 16, 2007, requested Education documents relating to Ignite! Learning. The DOE contended that the May 16 request did not reasonably describe the records sought.
On September 25, 2007, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) after the DOE failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The FOIA, sent May 16, 2007, requested Education documents relating to Ignite! Learning. The DOE contended that the May 16 request did not reasonably describe the records sought.

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Case 1:07-cv-01708-JDB

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ) CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ) ETHICS IN WASHINGTON, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ) EDUCATION, ) ) ) ) Defendant. ) __________________________________________)

Civil Action No. 07-1708 (JDB)

THE PARTIES’ JOINT STATUS REPORT In accordance with the Court’s order dated November 15, 2007, the parties hereby file their Joint Status Report with the Court. 1. On January 11, 2008, defendant provided to plaintiff the records responsive to

plaintiff’s May 16, 2007 Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request. 2. At this time, the parties continue to discuss whether there is the possibility of

narrowing any areas of potential dispute. 3. Accordingly, the parties request that the Court permit the parties additional time

to determine whether the briefing of any issues will be required. The parties respectfully propose that the Court enter an Order requiring that a further status report be filed on February 4, 2008. A proposed order is attached to this report.

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Respectfully submitted, ________/s/________________ Scott. A Hodes (D.C. Bar No. 430375) Scott A. Hodes, Attorney at Law P.O. Box 42002 Washington, D.C. 20015 Phone (301) 404-0502 Fax (413) 641-2833 __________/s/_________________ Anne L. Weisman (D.C. Bar No. 298190) Melanie Sloan (D.C. Bar No. 434584) Citizens for Responsibility And Ethic in Washington 1400 Eye Street, N.W. Suite 450 Washington, D.C. 20005 Phone (202) 408-5565 Fax (202) 566-5020 Counsel for Plaintiff /s/ Jeffrey A. Taylor JEFFREY A. TAYLOR, D.C. BAR # 498610 United States Attorney /s/ Rudolph Contreras RUDOLPH CONTRERAS, D.C. BAR # 434122

___/s/ Michelle N. Johnson MICHELLE N. JOHNSON, D.C. BAR # 491910 Assistant United States Attorneys United States Attorney's Office Civil Division 555 4th Street, N.W. – Room E4212 Washington, D.C. 20530 (202) 514-7139 Counsel for Defendant

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ) CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ) ETHICS IN WASHINGTON, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ) EDUCATION, ) ) ) ) Defendant. ) __________________________________________)

Civil Action No. 07-1708 (JDB)

[PROPOSED] ORDER The parties to this matter having requested the entry of an Order setting forth a date by which they should file a further status report, and the Court finding that such an Order would be in the interests of justice, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a further status report detailing the status of this matter on or before February 4, 2008. SO ORDERED on this ____ day of ______________________, 2008.

_________________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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