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FOIA Activity: 13 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on March 29th, 2018

We have added 13 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 18, 2018 and March 24, 2018. These are associated with 13 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. AZ 2:2015cv00247American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties et al

    • March 22, 2018: ORDER: Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration [77] is granted in part and denied in part. The Court agrees is erred when it stated that a protective order would be appropriate under FOIA to keep disclosure of the employees' names private. H owever, upon review of the parties' more extensive briefing, the Court still finds that the requested employees' names are not exempt from disclosure under FOIA Exemptions 6 or 7(C), and Defendants must therefore disclose the requested name s. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED granting Defendants a stay of 60 days from the date of this Order to comply with this Order. This stay applies only to the disclosures addressed in this Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report 60 days from the date of this Order. Signed by Judge John J Tuchi on 3/22/2018. (REK)
  2. CAN 3:2014cv02166American Small Business League v. Department of Defense

    • March 23, 2018: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Signed by Judge Alsup on 3/23/2018. Show Cause Response due by 3/30/2018. (whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/23/2018)
  3. CAN 4:2018cv00044The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) v. Department of Homeland Security

    • March 22, 2018: STIPULATION AND ORDER re [15] STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER TO CONTINUE INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE filed by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), United States Department of Homeland Security. Case Management Statement due by 4/10/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 4/17/2018 01:30 PM in Oakland, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore on 3/22/18. (sisS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/22/2018)
  4. DC 1:2014cv01140EDELMAN v. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

    • March 23, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION: The Court will GRANT Defendant's motion for summary judgment, Dkt. [37] , and will DENY Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment, Dkt. [39] A separate Order, Dkt. [44] , will issue. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 3/23/2018. (lcrdm2, )
  5. DC 1:2015cv00531BAGWELL v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    • March 22, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [70] Order granting in part and denying in part Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 3/22/2018. (lccrc2)
  6. DC 1:2015cv01151BURKE v. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS et al

    • March 20, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying final order issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 3/20/18.(ah)
  7. DC 1:2016cv01275REEP v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al

    • March 23, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re Order [18] Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 3/22/18. (lsj)
  8. DC 1:2016cv01496DUTTON et al v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    • March 19, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 03/19/2018. (lcabj3)
  9. DC 1:2016cv01827LEOPOLD et al v. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY et al

    • March 19, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendants' [18] Motion for Summary Judgment and the plaintiffs' [22] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on March 19, 2018. (lcbah3)
  10. DC 1:2017cv00425E.G. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

    • March 23, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION re Order [24] Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 3/22/18. (lsj)
  11. GAS 1:2017cv00169Gold Cross EMS, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    • March 19, 2018: ORDER for parties to conduct a conference within fourteen days of this Order and file a joint 26(f) Report. Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps on 03/19/2018. (Attachments: # 1 Blank Form – Rule 26(f) Report.) (jlh)
  12. KS 5:2016cv04127Kansas, State of, v. United States Department of Defense

    • March 21, 2018: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part [21] Motion for Summary Judgment. See Order for details. Signed by District Judge Daniel D. Crabtree on 03/21/2018. (mig)
  13. WAW 2:2017cv00822Singh v. Federal Aviation Administration

    • March 19, 2018: ORDER denying Plaintiff's [37] Motion for Reconsideration, signed by Judge Richard A Jones. (SWT)

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