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Mar 21 19

The Children’s Advocacy Institute v. Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families e…

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 86 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between March 10, 2019 and March 16, 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. The Children's Advocacy Institute v. Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families et al (filed Mar 11, 2019)
    The Children’s Advocacy Institute submitted FOIA requests to the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Administration for Children and Families and the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the number of adults detained for immigration-related offenses, including whether they were accompanied by minor children, for each month beginning in January 2018 read more…
Mar 21 19

FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 10, 2019 and March 16, 2019. These are associated with 9 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 3:2017cv01240Frost v. United States Department of Justice

    • March 13, 2019: ORDER ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT WITH RESPECT TO ADEQUACY OF FBI SEARCH. Signed by Judge Joseph C. Spero on March 13, 2019. (jcslc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/13/2019) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/13/2019: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (klhS, COURT STAFF).
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Mar 14 19

A.B. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 25 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 215 documents from 25 FOIA cases filed between March 3, 2019 and March 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. A.B. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Mar 4, 2019)
    A.B., a Salvadoran woman appealing the denial of her asylum application, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Mail Referral Unit for records concerning former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to certify to himself A.B.’s asylum case. The agency asked A.B. to resubmit her request to the Office of Information Policy read more…
Mar 14 19

FOIA Activity: 15 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 15 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 3, 2019 and March 9, 2019. These are associated with 14 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 3:2018cv01016Rivera v. United States

    • March 7, 2019: ORDER DISMISSING CASE WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson on 3/7/2019. (rmm2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/7/2019)
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Mar 7 19

DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY and 19 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 139 documents from 19 FOIA cases filed between February 24, 2019 and March 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. DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (filed Feb 28, 2019)
    Democracy Forward Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Energy for records concerning discussions of waivers or exceptions relating to the provision of nuclear energy to Saudi Arabia. DFF also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, DFF filed suit read more…
Mar 7 19

FOIA Activity: 12 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 12 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 24, 2019 and March 2, 2019. These are associated with 12 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 2:2018cv03553Wayne Gall v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    • February 27, 2019: DISMISSAL ORDER by Judge Dale S. Fischer, this action is dismissed with prejudice. Each party shall bear its own fees, costs, and expenses. (Made JS-6. Case Terminated.) (jp)
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Feb 28 19

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al and 12 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 98 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between February 17, 2019 and February 23, 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. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al (filed Feb 22, 2019)
    The Government Accountability Project submitted FOIA requests to the Department of State, the CIA, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy for records concerning attempts by the Trump administration and individuals associated with it, to promote civil nuclear energy in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia read more…
Feb 28 19

FOIA Activity: 6 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 6 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 17, 2019 and February 23, 2019. These are associated with 6 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. CT 3:2018cv00923Cortes v. Corrections

    • February 22, 2019: ORDER denying [26] Motion for Reconsideration and denying [27] Motion to Amend/Correct for the reasons in the attached ruling. Signed by Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on 2/22/2019. (Bryan, Kelsey)
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Feb 22 19

Buzzfeed, Inc. v. U.S. Department of the Air Force and 15 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 80 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between February 10, 2019 and February 16, 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. Buzzfeed, Inc. v. U.S. Department of the Air Force (filed Feb 12, 2019)
    BuzzFeed submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of the Air Force for records concerning tours of Air Force One that included members of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. The first FOIA request asked for names of civilians invited on the tour. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and provided 62 pages of records with redactions read more…
Feb 22 19

FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 10, 2019 and February 16, 2019. These are associated with 6 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. CAS 3:2017cv02227Morgan v. Berryhill

    • February 11, 2019: REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. No. [21] ) and Defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. [26] ). It is hereby recommended that the District Court issue an order: (1) denying plaintiff's Motion f or Summary Judgment (Doc. No. [21] ); (2) denying plaintiff's request for entry of a default judgment against defendant (Doc. No. [21] ); (3) granting defendant's Motion to Dismiss plaintiff's FOIA claim as moot and for lack of subject m atter jurisdiction; and (4) granting defendant's Motion to Dismiss Nancy Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of SSA. Within fourteen days after being served with a copy of this Report and Recommendation, any party may serve and file written objections. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 2/11/2019. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service) Modified on 2/11/2019 to add service by U.S. Mail to nonregistered users (jdt).
    • February 12, 2019: ORDER Denying Plaintiff's "Notice of Defendant's Deceptive Actions and Request (for) Enforcement," Construed as a Motion to Compel Discovery and a Motion for Discovery Sanctions (Doc. No. [23] ). Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 2/12/2019. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service) (jdt)
    • February 12, 2019: ORDER Denying Plaintiff's "Motion to Compel Defendant's Obligations," Construed as a Motion to Compel Discovery (Doc. No. [34] ). Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 2/12/2019. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service) (jdt)
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