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Jun 23 16

FOIA Activity: 4 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 4 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between June 12, 2016 and June 18, 2016. These are associated with 4 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. AK 3:2014cv00199Pebble Limited Partnership v. United States Environmental Protection Agency
    • June 14, 2016: ORDER re In Camera Review of [61] Briefing re deliberative process privilege; remaining portion of def's 2nd mot for SJ denied in part & granted in part; def to provide notice to crt following compliance w/ord; crt to then enter fnl judg. Signed by Judge H. Russel Holland on 6/14/16. (PRR, COURT STAFF)
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Jun 16 16

FOIA Activity: 75 new FOIA court documents

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 75 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between June 5, 2016 and June 11, 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. Pianka v. USCIS (filed Jun 10, 2016)
    Victor Pianka, who was being held at Eloy Detention Center, submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services concerning his detention. The agency redacted personally identifying information under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy). Pianka does not indicate that he submitted an administrative appeal read more…
Jun 16 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 June 5, 2016 and June 11, 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. CAN 3:2014cv03010Electronic Frontier Foundation v. National Security Agency et al
    • June 6, 2016: STIPULATION AND ORDER [48] TO EXTEND DEADLINE FOR PARTIES TO REPORT TO THE COURT WHETHER THEY HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT ON THE ISSUE OF ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 6/6/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/6/2016)
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Jun 9 16

Update to FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool

by FOIA Project Staff

We have made the following update to the Agency FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool: Data for DOJ – Justice Management Division updated through March 2016.

Jun 9 16

CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY and 7 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 40 documents from 5 FOIA cases filed between May 29, 2016 and June 4, 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. CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (filed Jun 2, 2016)
    Cause of Action Institute submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for two Inspector General reports prepared in response to congressional inquiries into whether non-career officials at the agency had been improperly involved in the processing of FOIA requests. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further, Cause of Action submitted a second FOIA request for records related to the agency’s response to the congressional inquiries read more…
Jun 9 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 May 29, 2016 and June 4, 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. CAN 3:2015cv03503Freedom of the Press Foundation v. United States Department of Justice
    • June 3, 2016: ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting [33] Stipulation to Exceed Page Limit. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/3/2016)
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Jun 2 16

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

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 65 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between May 22, 2016 and May 28, 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. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (filed May 23, 2016)
    Judicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for emails sent or received by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and several other high-ranking officials using non-government email addresses. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Judicial Watch it could not search for non-government-generated emails read more…
Jun 2 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 May 22, 2016 and May 28, 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. CAN 3:2014cv01130Our Children's Earth Foundation et al v. National Marine Fisheries Service et al
    • May 24, 2016: ORDER granting [90] MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to [82] MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs. Response due by 6/1/2016. Reply due by 6/15/2016. Motion Hearing set for 6/29/2016 02:00 PM in Courtroom 2, 17th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. William H. Orrick. Signed by Judge William H. Orrick on 05/24/2016. (jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/24/2016)
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May 26 16

FOIA Activity: 4 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 4 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between May 15, 2016 and May 21, 2016. These are associated with 4 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 2:2015cv08774Blanca Marie Gomez v. Bureau of Indian Affairs Pacific Regional Office
    • May 18, 2016: (IN CHAMBERS) Order To Show Cause Regarding Dismissal for Lack of Prosecution by Judge Andre Birotte Jr. The Court, on its own motion, orders Plaintiff(s) to show cause, in writing, on or before June 1, 2016, why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. Pursuant to Rule 78 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Court finds that this matter is appropriate for submission without oral argument. The Order to Show Cause will stand submitted upon the filing of Plaintiff(s) response. Failure to respond to this Order to Show Cause will be deemed consent to the dismissal of the action. (iv)
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May 26 16

YANOFSKY v. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE and 10 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 84 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between May 15, 2016 and May 21, 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. YANOFSKY v. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (filed May 19, 2016)
    Journalist Daniel Yanofsky submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Commerce for data related to Form I-92 and Form I-94, which contains statistical information about the number of travelers from abroad to the U.S and air traffic between the U.S. and other countries. The agency denied Yanofsky’s request because the records were available for purchase from the National Travel and Tourism Office, which the agency contended was a superseding fee statute that displaced FOIA access read more…