Welcome to the FOIA Project
We have added decisions on administrative FOIA requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Coverage begins with ICE decisions made since October 1, 2010. You can search cases, produce listings and examine case details, analyze agency performance, and add your documents to the archives.
Site Improvements to FOIA Lawsuit Coverage
Since this site was launched, we’ve been working to make The FOIA Project more useful, by improving the search tools, expanding coverage, adding statistics and allowing users to upload their own documents. Here are some details on what we’ve been doing:
- Better Search
Improvements have been made to the case search tool. You can now search by defendant organization and sub-organization, and by the plaintiff’s attorney. You can also specify which documents you want to see: dockets, complaints or opinions. Searching has gotten easier; instead of lists of all possible entries, typing in part of a name brings up a list of suggestions from which you can pick.
- Expanded Coverage
Coverage has been expanded to include district court cases filed, closed or updated any time since the start of fiscal year 2005 (October 1, 2004). Documents now also include judicial opinions issued for such cases, starting from fiscal year 2005 up to the present.
Updated: Coverage now extends back to the start of fiscal year 2001 (October 1, 2000) for docket reports, complaints and opinions
- More Statistics
Quick and easy access to statistical information about all district court FOIA filings, closings and pending cases — by department, agency, year, and duration of case — is now available through the FOIA Lawsuits application.
- User Uploads
A new upload capability lets members of the FOIA community add documents and commentary to existing court cases, or share information about new cases, even those that are not in court. Note: registration is required to upload documents.