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Jul 21 16

CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT and 4 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 22 documents from 5 FOIA cases filed between July 10, 2016 and July 16, 2016. 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. CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (filed Jul 13, 2016)
    Cause of Action submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for records concerning communications with third parties involved in three agreements in which the settling banks were allowed to decide what organizations received funds for remediation purposes as the result of the settlement read more…
Jul 21 16

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 July 10, 2016 and July 16, 2016. 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 3:2014cv02166American Small Business League v. Department of Defense
    • July 13, 2016: REQUEST FOR STATUS UPDATE REGARDING APPEAL. Signed by Judge Alsup on 7/12/2016. (whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/13/2016)
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Jul 19 16

Update to FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool

by FOIA Project Staff

We have made the following update to the Agency FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool: Data for DOI – Bureau of Land Management and DOD – Navy updated through June 2016.

Jul 14 16

SHAPIRO v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 6 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 16 documents from 3 FOIA cases filed between July 3, 2016 and July 9, 2016. 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. SHAPIRO v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Jul 4, 2016)
    Researcher Ryan Shapiro submitted several FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning Operation Mosaic, a program designed to highlight problems the FBI was having as a result of the 1974 FOIA amendments. The agency responded to some requests by indicating that it found no records. Shapiro subsequently requested records concerning the processing of those FOIA requests read more…
Jul 14 16

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 July 3, 2016 and July 9, 2016. 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. ARW 5:2016cv05063Atlasware, LLC v. Social Security Administration
    • July 7, 2016: OPINION AND ORDER the Court GRANTS the SSA's Motion to Dismiss [7] and DENIES Atlasware's Motion for Leave [12] The SSA's Motion to Stay Discovery [14] is MOOT. Atlasware's case is DISMISSED. Signed by Honorable Timothy L. Brooks on July 7, 2016. (rg)
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Jul 7 16

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 June 26, 2016 and July 2, 2016. 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 3:2006cv00185Pickard v. Department of Justice
    • June 28, 2016: ORDER REQUESTING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENT. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 6/28/2016. (crblc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/28/2016)
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Jul 7 16

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE and 5 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 25 documents from 6 FOIA cases filed between June 26, 2016 and July 2, 2016. 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 CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE (filed Jun 28, 2016)
    The American Center for Law and Justice submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State concerning a report on Fox News that the video recording of a December 2, 2013 Daily Press Briefing was altered and/or deleted. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the American Center for Law and Justice filed suit read more…
Jun 30 16

Broward Bulldog, Inc. et al v. U.S. Department of Justice et al and 21 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 148 documents from 22 FOIA cases filed between June 12, 2016 and June 25, 2016. 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. Broward Bulldog, Inc. et al v. U.S. Department of Justice et al (filed Jun 15, 2016)
    The Broward Bulldog, a publication in Southern Florida, submitted several FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the FBI investigation of a flight from Sarasota airport with a Saudi family just after 9/11. Although the agency had initially indicated that it had few if any records, further processing located more than 80,000 potentially responsive records in the FBI’s Tampa field office read more…
Jun 30 16

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 June 19, 2016 and June 25, 2016. 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. CAN 3:2006cv00185Pickard v. Department of Justice
    • June 23, 2016: ORDER RE: DOCUMENTS FOR IN CAMERA REVIEW. The DEA is ordered to retrieve the documents from Chambers on the 4th Floor, 280 S. First Street, San Jose, by 12:00 PM on 6/24/2016. Pickup may be coordinated with the Courtroom Deputy at 408.535.5343. Signed by Judge Nathanael Cousins on 6/23/2016. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/23/2016)
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Jun 28 16

Update to FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool

by FOIA Project Staff

We have made the following update to the Agency FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool: Data for DOJ – National Security Division updated through March 2016.