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Jan 7 22

Informed Consent Action Network v. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention et al and 9 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 65 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between December 26, 2021 and January 1, 2022. 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. Informed Consent Action Network v. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention et al (filed Dec 28, 2021)
    Informed Consent Action Network submitted three FOIA requests to the Centers for Disease Control for records concerning v-safe. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, ICAN filed suit. read more…
Jan 7 22

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 December 26, 2021 and January 1, 2022. 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 1:2020cv03240AKEL V. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    • December 30, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order, it is hereby ORDERED that Defendant's motion for summary judgment, Dkt. [18] , is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part, and Plaintiff's cross -motion for summary judgment, Dkt. [23] , is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Defendant's motion is DENIED and Plaintiff's cross-motion is GRANTED with respect to the adequacy of the Department's search for email maintained by former AUSA Swaim. In all other respects, Defendant's motion is GRANTED and Plaintiff's cross-motion is DENIED. It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff's motion to take judicial notice of certain filings in the Northern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit, Dkt. [22] , is DENIED, but that Plaintiff's motion for leave to file a surreply and motion to take judicial notice of a filing in a related case, Dkt. [31] , are GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that Defendant shall conduct a reasonable search of former AUSA Swaim's archived emails and produce any responsive records to Plaintiff on or before April 1, 2022. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 12/30/2021. (lcrdm1)
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Jan 7 22

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL v. U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION et al and 7 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 29 documents from 7 FOIA cases filed between December 19, 2021 and December 25, 2021. 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 IMMIGRATION COUNCIL v. U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION et al (filed Dec 20, 2021)
    The American Immigration Council submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning the efficiency and accuracy of the facial recognition technology by CBP One. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, AIC filed suit read more…
Jan 7 22

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 December 19, 2021 and December 25, 2021. 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 2:2020cv08968Ingrid V. Eagly v. Federal Bureau Of Prisons et al

    • December 22, 2021: DISMISSAL ORDER [49] by Judge Fernando M. Olguin. Pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the separately filed stipulation of the parties, this action is dismissed with prejudice. Case Terminated. Made JS-6. (iv)
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Jan 4 22

The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. Department of Justice et al and 11 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 71 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between December 12, 2021 and December 18, 2021. 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 et al v. Department of Justice et al (filed Dec 13, 2021)
    Center for Investigative Reporting reporter Anayansi Diaz-Cortes submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice and the Department of State for records concerning the investigation of General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, the former Defense Secretary of Mexico by both Mexico and the United States read more…
Jan 4 22

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 December 12, 2021 and December 18, 2021. 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. DC 1:2017cv01569KEEPING GOVERNMENT BEHOLDEN, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    • December 13, 2021: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Florence Y. Pan on 12/13/21. (lcaa)
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Dec 17 21

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC. et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 83 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between December 5, 2021 and December 11, 2021. 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 PUBLIC RADIO, INC. et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (filed Dec 6, 2021)
    National Public Radio submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning the COVID-19 Incident Management Team Weekly Reports generated by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. In response to its first FOIA request, the agency located 47 pages responsive to the request and withheld them entirely under Exemption 4 (commercial and confidential) and Exemption 5 (privileges) read more…
Dec 17 21

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 December 5, 2021 and December 11, 2021. 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. DC 1:2021cv00632AQUALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

    • December 8, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [24] Order on Motions for summary judgment. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 12/8/2021. (lcjeb3)
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Dec 16 21

Immigrant Legal Resource Center et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 61 documents from 9 FOIA cases filed between November 28, 2021 and December 4, 2021. 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. Immigrant Legal Resource Center et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al (filed Nov 29, 2021)
    The Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the American Immigration Council and the Minute Support Committee submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the weekly enforcement and removal reports requested by the Pekoske and Johnson memos. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the ILRC, the AIC, and the MSC all filed suit read more…
Dec 16 21

FOIA Activity: 17 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 17 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between November 28, 2021 and December 4, 2021. 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. DC 1:2018cv00654SURGEY v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    • December 3, 2021: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying without prejudice in part Defendant's [13] Motion for Summary Judgment, and denying in part and denying without prejudice in part Plaintiff's [16] Cross Motion for Summary Judgment. See Opinion and Order for details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 12/3/2021. (lctjk1)
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