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FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on October 9th, 2020

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 20, 2020 and September 26, 2020. 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.

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.


    • September 24, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendants' [19] Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiff's [21] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. See Order for details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 9/24/20. (lctjk2)

    • September 23, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part Defendant's [18] Motion for Summary Judgment and requiring the parties to file, on or before October 7, 2020, a joint proposed schedule for the filing of a supplemental declaration by Defendant, a Vaughn Index, and Defendant's revised motion for summary judgment, if it wishes to refile one. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 09/23/2020. (lcnj)
  3. ILN 1:2017cv04782Boundaoui v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al

    • September 23, 2020: MEMORANDUM Opinion and Order: In sum, beginning with the October 2020 production: (1) Defendants shall process the remaining Salah files and any documents housed in ELSUR as ordered above at a rate of 1,000 per month, without prejudice to Plaintiff r equesting that the Court revisit that rate at such time as the pandemic abates or circumstances surrounding RIDS's staffing or capabilities change; and (2) the parties are to submit joint monthly written status reports concerning Defendants' compliance with this order. But for the reasons stated, Plaintiff's 2019 and 2020 motions to show cause, R. [99] and R. [144] , are otherwise denied. Signed by the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin on 9/23/2020. Mailed notice. (ecw, )
  4. MD 8:2019cv01511Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • September 25, 2020: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan on 9/25/2020. (heps, Deputy Clerk)
  5. MIE 2:2016cv14192Michigan Immigrant Rights Center et al v. Department of Homeland Security et al

    • September 21, 2020: OPINION & ORDER Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Sanctions (Dkt. [79] ). Signed by District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith. (Sandusky, K)
  6. NYS 1:2019cv01424The New York Times Company et al v. United States Department of Justice

    • September 24, 2020: ORDER: According to the Declaration of Jennifer L. Blackwell in Support of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt. #28), the independent monitorship at issue in this litigation was scheduled to terminate on September 14, 2020. (Id. at Para graph 31). The Court understands that the monitorship has in fact ended. The parties are hereby ORDERED to file letters on or by September 25, 2020, (i) confirming whether the monitorship has terminated, and, if so, (ii) stating whether and to what extent they believe the termination of the monitorship alters the viability of withholding the Report at issue in this litigation under 5 U.S.C. § 522(b)(7)(A). SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla on 9/24/2020) (ama)
  7. NYS 1:2020cv00689Informed Consent Action Network v. United States Food and Drug Administration

    • September 24, 2020: ORDER granting [21] Letter Motion of Defendant: On the record before this Court, I find, in my discretion, that Plaintiff has not made a sufficient showing to warrant discovery at this time. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on 9/24/20) (Aaron, Stewart)
  8. NYS 1:2020cv00900Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

    • September 22, 2020: ORDER: Every sixty days, the parties shall file a joint status report updating the Court on the status of the instant matter. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger on 9/22/2020) Copies transmitted this date to all counsel of record. (mml)
  9. NYS 1:2020cv05573New York Civil Liberties Union v. Office of Refugee Resettlement et al

    • September 25, 2020: ORDER: As discussed during today's conference, the parties shall file a joint status update with the Court no later than October 9, 2020. Counsel for both parties shall appear telephonically for a status conference on October 22, 2020 at 12:0 0 pm. The parties shall use the dial-in information provided below to call into the conference: Call-in Number: (888) 363-4749; Access Code: 1015508. This conference line is open to the public. ( Telephone Conference set for 10/22/2020 at 12:00 PM before Judge Ronnie Abrams.) (Signed by Judge Ronnie Abrams on 9/25/2020) (cf)

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