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FOIA Activity: 11 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 18th, 2018

We have added 11 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between January 7, 2018 and January 13, 2018. These are associated with 11 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. CAN 3:2013cv02295Raimondo et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • January 12, 2018: ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley granting [114] Defendant's Second Motion for Summary Judgment and denying [117] Plaintiffs' Second Cross-motion for Summary Judgment. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/12/2018)
  2. CAS 3:2017cv01418Reyes v. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Southern California Agency
    • January 9, 2018: NOTICE AND ORDER for Early Neutral Evaluation Conference. Early Neutral Evaluation set for 2/7/2018 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks. Signed by Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks on 1/09/2018.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(jpp)
  3. CAS 3:2017cv02120Reyes v. U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, et al
    • January 9, 2018: NOTICE AND ORDER for Early Neutral Evaluation Conference. Early Neutral Evaluation set for 2/7/2018 01:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks. Signed by Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks on 1/09/2018.(All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(jpp)
  4. DC 1:2015cv00646JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • January 11, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on January 11, 2018. (lcckk1)
  5. DC 1:2015cv01314CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    • January 12, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re: Defendant's [41] Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's [42] Renewed Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Please see the attached Memorandum Opinion for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 01/12/2018. (lcapm1)
  6. DC 1:2016cv02252CORNUCOPIA INSTITUTE v. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
    • January 10, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 01/10/2018. (lcabj3)
  7. MIE 2:2016cv13282Hohman v. Internal Revenue Service et al
    • January 8, 2018: ORDER adopting [22] Report and Recommendation. Signed by District Judge Victoria A. Roberts. (DPer)
  8. MIE 2:2017cv13237Milbrand v. U.S. Department of Labor et al
    • January 11, 2018: ORDER denying [9] plaintiff's Motion to accept flash drive. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)
  9. NYS 1:2017cv07520Brennan Center For Justice At New York University School Of Law v. United States Department of State
    • January 10, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER re: [22] MOTION to Expedite Freedom of Information Act Action filed by Brennan Center For Justice At New York University School Of Law. For the reasons stated above, Plaintiff's motion t o expedite is granted. Defendant will produce all non-exempt materials and a declaration-consistent with Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973)-explaining what exemptions apply to any materials withheld. Both the production of non-exempt materials and the Vaughn index will be produced by February 9, 2018. The Clerk of the Court is directed to terminate the motion (Dkt. No. 22). (Signed by Judge Paul G. Gardephe on 1/10/2018) (mro)
  10. TXE 4:2017cv00520First Liberty Institute v. Department of the Air Force et al
    • January 11, 2018: MEMORANDUM ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE [21] The parties' Joint Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. #20) is GRANTED. This entire action, and all of the claims asserted therein, be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Each party shall bear its own costs. All relief not previously granted is hereby DENIED. Signed by District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 1/11/2018. (rpc, )
  11. WAW 2:2017cv00562American Civil Liberties Union of Washington et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
    • January 12, 2018: STIPULATION AND ORDER signed by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. Defendants shall complete their review and processing of the remaining, approximately 150 outstanding records identified as potentially responsive to Plaintiffs' FOIA request, and produce to Plaintiffs all non-exempt, responsive records, by January 19, 2018. (PM)

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