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Apr 11 19

The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. U.S. Department of Labor and 18 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 128 documents from 18 FOIA cases filed between March 31, 2019 and April 6, 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. The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. U.S. Department of Labor (filed Apr 5, 2019)
    Will Evans, a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Labor for records concerning 2016 EEO-1 Consolidated Reports for 55 companies. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and provided an interim response. However, the agency subsequently told CIR that it was delaying its response until the Supreme Court ruled in FMI v read more…
Apr 11 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 March 31, 2019 and April 6, 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. CAS 3:2017cv01451Wright v. U.S. Department of Justice et al

    • April 4, 2019: ORDER Granting Motions for Summary Judgment (Dkts. [20] , [21] , [22] ). Signed by Chief Judge Larry Alan Burns on 4/4/2019. (jdt)(sjt).
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Apr 4 19

NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 163 documents from 19 FOIA cases filed between March 24, 2019 and March 30, 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 IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al (filed Mar 26, 2019)
    The National Immigration Law Center submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the identities of agency personnel who were present at a raid of a meat-packing plant in Bean Station, Tennessee on April 5, 2018. NILC also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver read more…
Apr 4 19

FOIA Activity: 21 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 21 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 24, 2019 and March 30, 2019. These are associated with 21 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 1:2007cv02050BLOCHE et al v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE et al

    • March 29, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION denying [52] Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and granting in part and denying in part [61] Defendants' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment: See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on March 29, 2019. (lcrc2)
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Apr 4 19

FOIA Activity: 187 new FOIA court documents, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 184 documents from 23 FOIA cases filed between March 17, 2019 and March 23, 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. Center for Media Justice et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al (filed Mar 21, 2019)
    The Center for Media Justice and the ACLU submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the agency’s surveillance of blacks based on a purported shared ideology. The FBI divided the request into two separate requests. It disclosed 320 heavily redacted pages citing Exemption 5 (privileges), Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records), and Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques) read more…
Apr 4 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 March 17, 2019 and March 23, 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. CAN 3:2018cv03731Chetal v. U.S. Department of Interior et al

    • March 20, 2019: ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen Granting in Part and Denying in Part [22] Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment; Granting in Part and Denying in Part [41] Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment; Denying [35] Plaintiff's Motion for a Vaughn Index; and Denying [43] Plaintiff's Motion for Renewed Discovery. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/20/2019)
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Mar 21 19

The Children’s Advocacy Institute v. Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families e…

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 86 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between March 10, 2019 and March 16, 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. The Children's Advocacy Institute v. Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families et al (filed Mar 11, 2019)
    The Children’s Advocacy Institute submitted FOIA requests to the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Administration for Children and Families and the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the number of adults detained for immigration-related offenses, including whether they were accompanied by minor children, for each month beginning in January 2018 read more…
Mar 21 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 March 10, 2019 and March 16, 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. CAN 3:2017cv01240Frost v. United States Department of Justice

    • March 13, 2019: ORDER ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT WITH RESPECT TO ADEQUACY OF FBI SEARCH. Signed by Judge Joseph C. Spero on March 13, 2019. (jcslc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/13/2019) (Additional attachment(s) added on 3/13/2019: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (klhS, COURT STAFF).
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Mar 14 19

A.B. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 25 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 215 documents from 25 FOIA cases filed between March 3, 2019 and March 9, 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. A.B. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Mar 4, 2019)
    A.B., a Salvadoran woman appealing the denial of her asylum application, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice’s Mail Referral Unit for records concerning former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to certify to himself A.B.’s asylum case. The agency asked A.B. to resubmit her request to the Office of Information Policy read more…
Mar 14 19

FOIA Activity: 15 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 15 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 3, 2019 and March 9, 2019. 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. CAN 3:2018cv01016Rivera v. United States

    • March 7, 2019: ORDER DISMISSING CASE WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson on 3/7/2019. (rmm2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/7/2019)
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