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Feb 23 17

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC. et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE et al

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 66 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between February 12, 2017 and February 18, 2017. 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. PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC. et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE et al (filed Feb 13, 2017)
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and several other organizations filed suit challenging a decision by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at the Department of Agriculture to remove records concerning its oversight of the Animal Welfare Act from its website and require FOIA requests to obtain access to such records read more…
Feb 23 17

FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 12, 2017 and February 18, 2017. 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. CAN 3:2006cv00185Pickard v. Department of Justice
    • February 13, 2017: ORDER by Judge Charles R. Breyer denying [271] Administrative Motion to Set a Further Case Management Conference. (crblc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/13/2017)
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Feb 16 17

Wessler v. United States Department of Justice et al and 4 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 19 documents from 5 FOIA cases filed between February 5, 2017 and February 11, 2017. 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. Wessler v. United States Department of Justice et al (filed Feb 10, 2017)
    Seth Wessler, an investigative journalist, submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Marshals Service for records concerning the number of prisoners being detained by the agency. Wessler also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing from the agency, Wessler told the agency that he would file suit if it did not respond to his request read more…
Feb 16 17

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 February 5, 2017 and February 11, 2017. 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 2:2016cv02907(PS) Glass v. US Department of Justice et al
    • February 10, 2017: ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 2/10/2017 ORDERING [4] that no later than 3/10/2017 plaintiff shall file an amended complaint that complies with the 1/6/2017 order; Failure to timely file an amended complaint will result in a recommendation that the action be dismissed. (Reader, L)
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Feb 9 17

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER v. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND et al and 14 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 64 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between January 29, 2017 and February 4, 2017. 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. SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER v. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND et al (filed Feb 3, 2017)
    Speaking Truth to Power submitted a FOIA request to the Air Force Global Strike Command for records concerning a report prepared for President Obama assessing the capability of a rogue actor to hack into the U.S. nuclear arsenal and launch an attack. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and Speaking Truth to Power had various contacts with the agency concerning the processing of the request read more…
Feb 9 17

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 January 29, 2017 and February 4, 2017. 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. CAN 3:2015cv06055Carlson v. United States Postal Service
    • February 1, 2017: ORDER by Judge Joseph C. Spero granting in part [34] Motion to Vacate (jcslc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/1/2017) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/1/2017: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (klhS, COURT STAFF).
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Feb 2 17

JAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION and 9 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 80 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between January 22, 2017 and January 28, 2017. 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. JAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (filed Jan 23, 2017)
    The James Madison Project and reporter Noah Shachtman submitted a FOIA request to the General Services Administration for records concerning the anti-nepotism law and any analysis of how it applies to the President, particularly in regard to his son-in-law Jared Kushner. JMP and Shachtman also asked for expedited processing read more…
Feb 2 17

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 January 22, 2017 and January 28, 2017. 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. CAC 2:2016cv07967Edward Dean Hohner v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • January 26, 2017: (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE re Dismissal for Lack of Prosecution by Judge Dale S. Fischer. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 2/9/2017. (pso)
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Jan 26 17

ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION and 10 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 101 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between January 15, 2017 and January 21, 2017. 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. ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (filed Jan 18, 2017)
    The Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the agency’s response to Russian interference in the 2016 election. EPIC also requested news media fee status and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, EPIC filed suit read more…
Jan 26 17

FOIA Activity: 11 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 11 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 15, 2017 and January 21, 2017. These are associated with 10 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 1:1987cv03349OGLESBY, et al v. ARMY, et al
    • January 18, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding [347] ORDER GRANTING Defendants' [327] Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment and DENYING Plaintiffs' [330] Renewed Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Other Relief. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 1/18/2017. (lcckk3)
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