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Sep 22 16

ASSOCIATED PRESS et al v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION and 14 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 49 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between September 11, 2016 and September 17, 2016. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. ASSOCIATED PRESS et al v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (filed Sep 16, 2016)
    The Associated Press, USA Today, and journalist Jason Leopold all submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning the FBI’s publicly-acknowledged purchase of a device that allowed it to break into iPhones in relation to its investigation of the San Bernandino shooting. All three requests were denied by the FBI under Exemption 7(A) (ongoing investigation or proceeding) read more…
Sep 22 16

FOIA Activity: 5 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 5 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 11, 2016 and September 17, 2016. These are associated with 5 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.

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  1. DC 1:2015cv00667ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. UNITED STATES DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
    • September 13, 2016: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [17] Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and [18] Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/13/2016. (lccrc2)
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Sep 15 16

FREEDOM WATCH, INC. v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al and 28 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 141 documents from 28 FOIA cases filed between August 21, 2016 and September 10, 2016. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. FREEDOM WATCH, INC. v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al (filed Aug 30, 2016)
    Freedom Watch submitted FOIA requests to the FBI and the Office of the Attorney General for records concerning the agency’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for misuse of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Freedom Watch filed suit read more…
Sep 15 16

FOIA Activity: 6 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 6 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 4, 2016 and September 10, 2016. These are associated with 6 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.

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  1. DC 1:2011cv00444NATIONAL SECURITY COUNSELORS v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
    • September 6, 2016: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendants' [60] Motion for Summary Judgment on All Remaining Claims in Civil Action Nos. 11-443, 11-444, and 11-445; and the plaintiff's [89] Motion for Partial Reconsideration in Civil Action No. 11-444 and Cross-Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in Civil Action No. 11-445. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 6, 2016. (lcbah2)
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Sep 8 16

FOIA Activity: 7 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 7 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 28, 2016 and September 3, 2016. 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.

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  1. DC 1:2014cv00483MCCLANAHAN et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • September 1, 2016: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding the defendant's [25] Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on September 1, 2016. (lcbah1)
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Sep 2 16

FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 21, 2016 and August 27, 2016. 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.

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  1. CAC 2:2016cv04801Angenette Mosby v. Karen E. Scott
    • August 24, 2016: JUDGMENT by Judge Dale S. Fischer: (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). Plaintiff has failed to pay the filing fee and IT IS ORDERED that the action be dismissed. (shb)
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Aug 25 16

JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and 12 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 58 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between August 14, 2016 and August 20, 2016. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (filed Aug 16, 2016)
    Judicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning contracts with the security firm G4S for transportation of illegal immigrants from the Mexican border into the interior of the United States. Judicial Watch also submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the number of illegal immigrants transported by G4S read more…
Aug 25 16

FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 14, 2016 and August 20, 2016. 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.

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  1. DC 1:2015cv00309PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    • August 18, 2016: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 8/18/2016. (lcckk1)
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Aug 18 16

BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY and 14 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 76 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between August 7, 2016 and August 13, 2016. Note that there can be delays between the date a case is filed and when it shows up on PACER. If there are filings from this period that have yet to be posted on PACER, this FOIA Project list may not be complete.

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  1. BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (filed Aug 8, 2016)
    The Brennan Center for Justice submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the closure of immigration proceedings on national security grounds. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement responded that it was referring the request to the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Justice Department read more…
Aug 18 16

FOIA Activity: 8 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 8 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 7, 2016 and August 13, 2016. These are associated with 8 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.

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  1. CAC 2:2015cv01740Osvaldo Rosa v. United States of America
    • August 8, 2016: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THIS ACTION SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED by Judge Dean D. Pregerson: On June 23, 2016, Defendants submitted a status report informing the court that the United States is not a proper party to a FOIA action. Accordingly, the court h ereby orders the parties to file cross-briefs, not to exceed ten pages, whether this case should not be dismissed. Such briefs shall be filed within forty five days from the date of this Order. Plaintiffs failure to file a brief will result in the dismissal of this action. (lc). Modified on 8/8/2016 (lc).
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