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Dec 7 17

REYES v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION and 17 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 128 documents from 16 FOIA cases filed between November 26, 2017 and December 2, 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. REYES v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (filed Nov 27, 2017)
    Feliciana Reyes, a 90-year-old who had served as a guerilla in the Philippines in World War II, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Education for records concerning the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and denied Reyes’ request, citing Exemption 5 (privileges) read more…
Dec 7 17

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 November 26, 2017 and December 2, 2017. 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. CAN 3:2016cv05254Ecological Rights Foundation v. Federal Emergency Management Agency
    • November 30, 2017: ORDER by Judge Maria-Elena James granting in part and denying in part [42] , [46] Motion for Summary Judgment, denying [67] Request for Discovery. Status Report due by 1/4/2018. (mejlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/30/2017)
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Dec 1 17

GILLON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al and 14 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 84 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between November 19, 2017 and November 25, 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. GILLON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al (filed Nov 22, 2017)
    Steven Gillon, a history professor at the University of Oklahoma who is writing a biography of John F. Kennedy, Jr., submitted FOIA requests to the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, and the Department of State for records concerning John F. Kennedy, Jr. All three agencies told Gillon that they found no responsive records read more…
Dec 1 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 November 19, 2017 and November 25, 2017. 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. DC 1:2011cv00444NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSELORS v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
    • November 21, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding plaintiff's [107] Petition for Attorneys' Fees. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on November 21, 2017. (lcbah2)
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Dec 1 17

FOIA Activity: 99 new FOIA court documents

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 99 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between November 12, 2017 and November 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. The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) v. United States Department of Justice (filed Nov 13, 2017)
    The Center for Investigative Reporting submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for records concerning the agency’s policies and procedures involving trace reports and aggregated information obtained from trace reports. The Center also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver read more…
Dec 1 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 November 12, 2017 and November 18, 2017. 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 4:2017cv02650Dominguez v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al
    • November 16, 2017: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL OF ACTION. Show Cause Response due by 11/30/2017. Signed by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on 11/16/17. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(fs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/16/2017)
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Nov 16 17

GIFFORDS LAW CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE v. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 57 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between November 5, 2017 and November 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. GIFFORDS LAW CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE v. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (filed Nov 9, 2017)
    The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence submitted two FOIA requests to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for records concerning the extent to which the Washington gun lobby has tried to influence the way in which the agency carries out its statutory duties. The agency acknowledged receipt of both requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed suit read more…
Nov 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 November 5, 2017 and November 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. DC 1:2013cv01961ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • November 7, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION GRANTING in part and DENYING in part DOJs [26] Motion for Summary Judgment, DENYING without prejudice EPICs [37] Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment, and requiring supplemental submissions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/7/2017. (lckbj1)
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Nov 9 17

SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR et al and 10 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 72 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between October 29, 2017 and November 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. SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR et al (filed Nov 2, 2017)
    Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and five other environmental advocacy groups submitted seven FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Council of Environmental Quality for records concerning the agency’s review of national monuments. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the five other environmental advocacy groups filed suit read more…
Nov 9 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 October 29, 2017 and November 4, 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. DC 1:2015cv00689JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • November 3, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION: The Court will DISMISS Judicial Watch's remaining claims regarding the redactions in the email chain. See document for details. A separate order will issue. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 11/3/17. (lcrdm3, )
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