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Nov 15 19

AMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and 21 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 166 documents from 20 FOIA cases filed between November 3, 2019 and November 9, 2019. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. AMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (filed Nov 8, 2019)
    American Oversight submitted four FOIA requests to the Department of State for records concerning communications sent to or from Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland. American Oversight also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit read more…
Nov 15 19

FOIA Activity: 4 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 4 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between November 3, 2019 and November 9, 2019. These are associated with 4 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. CAN 3:2017cv04969Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach et al v. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al

    • November 7, 2019: ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero on 11/7/19. (klhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/7/2019)
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Nov 7 19

PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al and 11 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 92 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between October 27, 2019 and November 2, 2019. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al (filed Oct 28, 2019)
    Protect Democracy Project submitted FOIA requests to the FBI and U.S. Secret Service for records concerning explicit or implicit threats of violence by white supremacists or hate groups received by the agencies pertaining to the Trump campaign. PDP also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver read more…
Nov 7 19

FOIA Activity: 5 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 5 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 27, 2019 and November 2, 2019. These are associated with 5 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. DC 1:2007cv02050BLOCHE et al v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE et al

    • October 29, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting in part and denying in part [110] Defendants' renewed motion for partial summary judgment; granting in part and denying in part [96] Defendants' motion for partial summary judgment; denying [97] Plaintiffs' cross-motion for partial summary judgment. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on October 29, 2019. (lcrc3)
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Oct 31 19

Sierra Club v. United States Securities and Exchange Commission and 16 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 152 documents from 16 FOIA cases filed between October 20, 2019 and October 26, 2019. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. Sierra Club v. United States Securities and Exchange Commission (filed Oct 24, 2019)
    The Sierra Club submitted a FOIA request to the Securities and Exchange Commission for records concerning the agency’s attempts to block shareholder proposals on issues like climate change. The Sierra Club also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted Sierra Club’s request for a fee waiver read more…
Oct 31 19

FOIA Activity: 2 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 2 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 20, 2019 and October 26, 2019. These are associated with 2 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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Oct 24 19

CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and 26 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 219 documents from 25 FOIA cases filed between October 13, 2019 and October 19, 2019. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (filed Oct 15, 2019)
    The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Health and Human Services. The first request asked for records concerning the budget for the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, part of the Office of Civil Rights. The second FOIA request asked for records concerning plans to expend settlement funds received as a result of HIPAA violation enforcement read more…
Oct 24 19

FOIA Activity: 7 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 7 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 13, 2019 and October 19, 2019. These are associated with 7 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. CAE 2:2019cv00415KXTV, LLC v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • October 17, 2019: STIPULATION and ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 10/16/19 EXTENDING the briefing schedule. Defendant USCIS advises whether it will produce the Intervenor's additional waived documents or the basis for withholding by 10/24/19. Pl aintiff advises whether the August production and any further production based on Intervenors waiver resolves this action by 11/20/19. Defendant USCIS' Motion for Summary Judgment new date 12/18/2019. Plaintiff's Opposition to Summary Judgment new date 1/17/2020. Defendant USCIS' Reply In Support of Its Motion for Summary Judgment new date 1/31/2020. Plaintiff's sur-reply new date 2/10/20. Hearing 2/25/20 at 1:30 p.m.(Mena-Sanchez, L)
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Oct 17 19

SNYDER v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and 17 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 98 documents from 17 FOIA cases filed between October 6, 2019 and October 12, 2019. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. SNYDER v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (filed Oct 11, 2019)
    Brad Snyder, a legal historian writing a biography of Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning David Niles and Max Lowenthal, proteges of Frankfurter. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Snyder filed suit read more…
Oct 17 19

FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between October 6, 2019 and October 12, 2019. These are associated with 8 FOIA cases pending in federal district court. Note that because there can be delays between the date a decision is made and when it shows up on PACER, this listing includes only decisions that appeared on PACER during this period.

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  1. CAC 2:2017cv03747Jason Leopold et al v. Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General et al

    • October 11, 2019: JUDGMENT by Judge Consuelo B. Marshall: Consistent with the Court's order regarding the cross-motions for summary judgment, judgment is entered in favor of Plaintiffs regarding: (1) the scope of the FBI's search; (2) the invocation of Exemp tion 5 for DOJ OIP's documents at Bates Nos. 20180517-0000818-820, 20180402-0000085, 20180517-0000008, 20180517-0000074, and 20180517-0000740; FBI documents at Bates Nos. 914 and 919; and DHS documents at Bates Nos. 1 & 8.Judgment is entered in favor of Defendants on all other issues. (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (shb)
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