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FOIA Activity: 23 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on October 5th, 2017

We have added 23 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 24, 2017 and September 30, 2017. These are associated with 23 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. CAS 3:2015cv02750Edelman v. Securities and Exchange Commission
    • September 27, 2017: ORDER: Denying Defendant's [22] Motion for Partial Summary Judgment; and (2) Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiff's [23] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Roger T. Benitez on 9/27/2017. (knb)
  2. DC 1:2013cv01344JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • September 25, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 9/24/2017. (jth)
  3. DC 1:2014cv00109LONG et al v. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT et al
    • September 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendant's [17] Motion for Summary Judgment and denying in full Plaintiffs' [18] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. The parties are ordered to appear for a status hearing on October 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 10. See the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/29/2017. (lcapm1)
  4. DC 1:2014cv00198SPATARO v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    • September 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss, or in the Alternative, for Summary Judgment [26] , it is hereby GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. See document for details. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/29/17. (lcrdm3, )
  5. DC 1:2014cv02186GOLDSTEIN v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    • September 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part [52] Defendant's Second Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgment, and denying [61] Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order for further details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 09/29/2017. (lcapm2)
  6. DC 1:2014cv02189GOLDSTEIN v. TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION
    • September 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION re: [39] Defendant's Second Motion for Summary Judgment, [55] Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, and [53] Plaintiff's Motion for Relief from Judgment Under Rule 60(b). See the attached Memorandum Opinion for further details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta 09/29/2017. (lcapm2)
  7. DC 1:2014cv02201FOREST COUNTY POTAWATOMI COMMUNITY v. SALLY JEWEL et al
    • September 30, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendants' [44] Motion for Summary Judgment and the plaintiff's [49] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 30, 2017. (lcbah1)
  8. DC 1:2015cv00525ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    • September 27, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on September 27, 2017. (lcegs2)
  9. DC 1:2015cv00689JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • September 30, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: Upon consideration of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment [22] , it is hereby GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Upon consideration of Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment [26] , it is hereby DENIED. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 9/30/17. (lcrdm3, ) (Main Document 30 replaced on 10/3/2017 to correct a typo) (kt).
  10. DC 1:2015cv00988CODREA et al v. BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES
    • September 28, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the plaintiffs' [20] Motion for Attorney's Fees. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 28, 2017. (lcbah2)
  11. DC 1:2015cv01333URBAN AIR INITIATIVE, INC. et al v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    • September 25, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 9/25/2017. (lcabj2) (Main Document 51 replaced on 9/25/2017) (zjth).
  12. DC 1:2015cv01977CRUZ v. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
    • September 26, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/26/2017. (DAS)
  13. DC 1:2016cv00175CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, INC. v. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    • September 28, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendant's [16] Motion for Summary Judgment and the plaintiff's [17] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 28, 2017. (lcbah4)
  14. DC 1:2016cv00653COFFEY v. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
    • September 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on September 29, 2017. (lcegs2)
  15. DC 1:2016cv00677SARNO v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLOSIVES et al
    • September 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/29/2017. (lcrmc1)
  16. DC 1:2016cv00716AGRAMA v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
    • September 28, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/28/2017. (lcrmc1)
  17. DC 1:2016cv00805SHERIDAN v. U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
    • September 29, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting Defendant's [8] Motion for Summary Judgment and denying Plaintiff's [11] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on September 29, 2017. (lckbj2)
  18. DC 1:2016cv01597LOCKETT v. COMEY
    • September 25, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying final order issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 9/25/17.(ah)
  19. DC 1:2016cv01850ASSOCIATED PRESS et al v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    • September 30, 2017: MEMORANDUM AND OPINION: Re Plaintiffs' Motion [20] to Supplement the Record; Defendant's [14] Motion for Summary Judgment; Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion [15] for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/30/17. (DJS)
  20. DC 1:2016cv02170ALFORD v. MCDONALD
    • September 28, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that Motion [7] for Summary Judgment is hereby DENIED in part and GRANTED in part. It is further ORDERED that the Defendant shall pay the Plaintiff $400 in restitution for filing fees and a status report shall be filed within 30 days of the date of this Order. SEE ORDER FOR FULL DETAILS. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 9/28/17. (lsj) Modified on 9/28/2017 (zlsj).
  21. ID 1:2017cv00197Western Watersheds Project v. USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
    • September 25, 2017: ORDER It is hereby ORDERED, that the motion to stay (docket no. [16] ) is GRANTED, and all briefing in this matter shall be STAYED until 2/16/18, with the briefing schedule to be reset as necessary after that date. It is further ORDERED, that the hearing now set for 11/1/17, is VACATED. Signed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by (jp)
  22. MA 3:2014cv30059Abdul-Alim v. Comey et al
    • September 29, 2017: District Judge Timothy S. Hillman: MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER entered granting [63] Motion for Summary Judgment. (Castles, Martin)
  23. NYS 1:2015cv09317American Civil Liberties Union et al. V. Department of Defense et al.
    • September 27, 2017: OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. For these reasons, the Government's motion is granted in part and denied in part. The Government shall timely produce versions of Documents 8, 1 0, 13, 15, and 66 that comply with this Order. The Clerk shall terminate the motion (Dkt. No. 47), and mark the case closed. So ordered. re: [47] MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Justice, Central Intelligence Agency. (Signed by Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein on 9/27/2017) (rjm)

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