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May 19 16

CAUSE OF ACTION INSTITUTE v. EGGLESTON et al and 12 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 155 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between May 8, 2016 and May 14, 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. EGGLESTON et al (filed May 9, 2016)
    Cause of Action filed suit against Neil Eggleston, the White House Counsel, and a number of agencies, claiming that the White House memo issued in 2009 by then White House Counsel Greg Craig reminding agencies to contact the White House when processing FOIA requests that contained EOP-generated information had resulted in improper delays for some Cause of Action FOIA requests and that the policy was a violation of FOIA read more…
May 19 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 May 8, 2016 and May 14, 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. CAN 3:2013cv02295Raimondo et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • May 10, 2016: ORDER RE: CROSS-MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT. Signed by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on 5/10/2016. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/10/2016)
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May 12 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 1, 2016 and May 7, 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. CAN 3:2006cv00185Pickard v. Department of Justice
    • May 2, 2016: ORDER TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS FOLLOWING IN CAMERA REVIEW. Re: Dkt. No. [227] Signed by Judge Nathanael Cousins on 5/2/2016. (lhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/2/2016)
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May 12 16

Kuzma v. U.S. Department of Justice and 6 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 34 documents from 7 FOIA cases filed between May 1, 2016 and May 7, 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. Kuzma v. U.S. Department of Justice (filed May 4, 2016)
    Michael Kuzma submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning Terrence Moon, an FBI informant and former D.C. police officer who was involved in the shooting of four students at Kent State University in 1970. The agency denied the request and Kuzma filed an administrative appeal. The agency’s decision as upheld on appeal and Kuzma filed suit read more…
May 10 16

Update to FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool

by FOIA Project Staff

We have made the following updates to the Agency FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool:

May 5 16

MATTACHINE SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 10 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 80 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between April 24, 2016 and April 30, 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. MATTACHINE SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Apr 27, 2016)
    The Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., a research and educational society working to uncover documentation of political persecution of the LGBT community, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning E.O. 10450, an executive order issued during the Eisenhower administration allowing agencies to persecute individuals because of their sexual orientation based on national security claims, from 1950-1990 read more…
May 5 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 April 24, 2016 and April 30, 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. CAN 3:2015cv03060Muchnick v. Department of Homeland Security
    • April 28, 2016: ORDER granting [23] ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION Further Case Management Conference filed by Irvin Muchnick. Case Management Statement due by 5/13/2016. Further Case Management Conference set for 5/20/2016 10:00 AM in Courtroom 6, 17th Floor, San Francisco. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 4/28/2016. (beS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/28/2016)
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Apr 29 16

Update to FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool

by FOIA Project Staff

We have made the following updates to the Agency FOIA Backlogs and Processing Times data tool:

Apr 28 16

FOIA Activity: 3 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 3 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between April 18, 2016 and April 23, 2016. These are associated with 3 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 2:2015cv03751Edward Dean Hohner v. U.S. Department of Justice et al
    • April 22, 2016: JUDGMENT by Judge George H. Wu. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that judgment be entered in favor of defendants Federal Bureau of Investigation and Office of Information Policy on Plaintiff's Complaint, and this action be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. IT IS SO ORDERED. Related to: Order on Motion [30] (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (lom)
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Apr 28 16

Electronic Frontier Foundation v. United States Department of Justice and 7 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 50 documents from 8 FOIA cases filed between April 17, 2016 and April 23, 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. Electronic Frontier Foundation v. United States Department of Justice (filed Apr 19, 2016)
    EFF submitted two FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning requests to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to order Apple or any other communication company to provide technical assistance, and for records concerning the interpretation of the term “specific selection term read more…