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FOIA Activity: 7 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on February 16th, 2017

We have added 7 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between February 5, 2017 and February 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.

Click on the date to view the full text of the decision. Click on a case title below to view other details for that case, including links to the docket report and complaint.

  1. CAE 2:2016cv02907(PS) Glass v. US Department of Justice et al
    • February 10, 2017: ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on 2/10/2017 ORDERING [4] that no later than 3/10/2017 plaintiff shall file an amended complaint that complies with the 1/6/2017 order; Failure to timely file an amended complaint will result in a recommendation that the action be dismissed. (Reader, L)
  2. CAN 3:2015cv03503Freedom of the Press Foundation v. United States Department of Justice
    • February 8, 2017: ORDER Granting [48] Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel Neill T. Tseng and Permitting Withdrawal. Signed by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. on 2/8/2017. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/8/2017)
  3. DC 1:2015cv00215COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    • February 8, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 2/8/17. (lcrmc3)
  4. DC 1:2015cv01821WISDOM v. UNITED STATES TRUSTEE PROGRAM
    • February 8, 2017: ORDER DIRECTING further briefing. The Court ORDERS that the parties shall include in their briefing (set by Minute Order of January 30, 2017) a discussion of the private and public interests implicated by the three performance evaluations produced for in camera review. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/8/2017. (lcjeb1)
  5. MD 8:2016cv01792Gray v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
    • February 8, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION (c/m to Plaintiff 2/8/17 sat). Signed by Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on 2/8/2017. (sat, Chambers)
  6. NYE 2:2016cv05635Micolo v. Department of Justice
    • February 7, 2017: MEMORANDUM & ORDER granting [2] Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis; Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. and the Complaint is sua sponte DISMISSED as against O'Neill and DEEMED AMENDED to name the Depar tment of Justice as the sole Defendant. The Clerk of the Court is directed to amend the caption of the Complaint, to forward a copy of the Summons, Complaint, and this Order to the United States Marshal Service for service upon the Department of Just ice without prepayment of fees, and to serve notice of entry of this Order in accordance with Rule 77(d)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by mailing a copy of this Order to the pro se Plaintiff at his last known address. The Court certifie s pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from this Order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis status is DENIED for the purpose of any appeal. So Ordered by Judge Joanna Seybert on 2/7/2017. C/M (Valle, Christine)
  7. WAE 4:2015cv05114Reddick v. United States Department of Energy
    • February 10, 2017: ORDER Denying [28] Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson. (PL, Case Administrator)

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