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Sep 12 19

American Oversight v. U.S. Department of Justice et al and 13 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 66 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between September 1, 2019 and September 7, 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 Justice et al (filed Sep 4, 2019)
    American Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice and the FBI for records concerning the content of interviews conducted in relation to the agency’s investigation into alleged campaign finance violations by Michael Cohen. American Oversight also requested expedited processing. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests read more…
Sep 12 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 September 1, 2019 and September 7, 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. CAE 2:2019cv00415KXTV, LLC v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • September 3, 2019: ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 8/30/19 EXTENDING the deadlines as follows: Intervenor shall provide his list of information(documents or redactions) that he waives any privacy interest in by 9/18/19; Defendant USCIS' advises whether it will produced the Intervenor's additional waived documents or the basis for withholding by 10/16/19; Plaintiff advises whether the August production and any further production based on Intervenor's waiver resolves this action by 10/31/19; Defendant USCIS's Motion for SummaryJudgment RESET to 11/21/19, (page limit 25); Plaintiff's Opposition to Summary Judgment RESET to 12/20/19, (page limit 25); Defendant USCIS's Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment RESET to 1/3/20, (page limit 15); Plaintiff's Sur-reply (Optional) RESET to 1/10/20, (page limit 5); and Hearing 1/14/20 @ 1:30p.m., (No Change) (Becknal, R)
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Sep 5 19

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and 15 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 118 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between August 25, 2019 and August 31, 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. ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (filed Aug 27, 2019)
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security. EFF’s first request was submitted to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the use of GPS tracking devices on vehicles crossing the border and training manuals for using GPS tracking devices on the U read more…
Sep 5 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 August 25, 2019 and August 31, 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. AZ 2:2016cv03067Rojas v. Federal Aviation Administration et al

    • August 26, 2019: ORDER: Plaintiff Jorge Alejandro Rojas' Motion Re Estimated Completion Dates (Doc. [81] ) is DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall file, within seven (7) days of the date of this Order, a joint report outlining whether, after the parties' Joint Notice of Stipulation of Partial Dismissal (Doc. [84] ) and this Order, any issues remain in this action. (See Order for further details.) Signed by Chief Judge G Murray Snow on 8/26/2019. (SST)
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Aug 29 19

Francis et al v. US Department of Justice and 9 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 67 documents from 9 FOIA cases filed between August 18, 2019 and August 24, 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. Francis et al v. US Department of Justice (filed Aug 21, 2019)
    Megan Ming Francis, an associate professor of political science at the University of Washington, along with other professors, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for all formal written Office of Legal Counsel opinions prior to February 1994. Francis and her colleagues also requested a fee waiver read more…
Aug 29 19

FOIA Activity: 13 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 13 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 18, 2019 and August 24, 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. CAE 2:2019cv00415KXTV, LLC v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • August 23, 2019: ORDER signed by District Judge John A. Mendez on 8/23/19 GRANTING [15] Motion to Intervene, GRANTING Mr. Ameen permission to intervene in this matter. (Coll, A)
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Aug 22 19

NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION v. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR et al and 8 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 70 documents from 7 FOIA cases filed between August 11, 2019 and August 17, 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. NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION v. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR et al (filed Aug 16, 2019)
    The National Parks Conservation Association submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service for records concerning the agency’s decision to keep certain parks open during the government shutdown. NPCA also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests read more…
Aug 22 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 August 11, 2019 and August 17, 2019. 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. CAN 3:2018cv00797Sierra Club v. U.S. Department of Interior

    • August 16, 2019: STIPULATION AND ORDER. Signed by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on August 16, 2019. (jsclc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/16/2019)
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Aug 16 19

Pro Publica, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service and 21 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 122 documents from 18 FOIA cases filed between August 4, 2019 and August 10, 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. Pro Publica, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service (filed Aug 9, 2019)
    ProPublica submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for records concerning communications sent to or from three IRS officials and two members of the Free File Alliance, an industry group that was representing the interests of Intuit in developing and maintaining free tax-filing software. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request read more…
Aug 16 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 August 4, 2019 and August 10, 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. DC 1:2014cv00317ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

    • August 6, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 8/6/2019. (lcegs2)
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