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Mar 23 18

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 189 documents from 19 FOIA cases filed between March 11, 2018 and March 17, 2018. 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. Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (filed Mar 15, 2018)
    Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for statistical data on a national and state-by-state level pertaining to guns used in suicides or attempted suicides that were recovered by law enforcement and traced by ATF. ATF denied the request on the basis of 2012 Appropriations Act prohibiting the agency from spending funds to process FOIA requests pertaining to gun traces read more…
Mar 23 18

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 March 11, 2018 and March 17, 2018. 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 1:2016cv00063ROSEBERRY-ANDREWS v. PAVLIK-KEENAN et al
    • March 13, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part [22] Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, and reserving judgment in part on and denying in part [24] Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment. Please refer to full order for further details. Signed by Judge Timothy J. Kelly on 3/13/2018. (lctjk3)
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Mar 15 18

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) v. United States Department of Justice and 23 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 171 documents from 22 FOIA cases filed between March 4, 2018 and March 10, 2018. 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. The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) v. United States Department of Justice (filed Mar 6, 2018)
    The Center for Investigative Reporting submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning its investigation into the 1965 ambush of two African-American law enforcement officers in Varnado, Louisiana. One officer died while the other survived. The FBI finally closed the investigation in 2016 read more…
Mar 15 18

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 March 4, 2018 and March 10, 2018. 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. AZ 2:2017cv00055Schoeffler v. United States Department of Agriculture
    • March 7, 2018: ORDER granting in part and denying in part [22] Motion for Summary Judgment: concerning Request 4232-F, the Court grants Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; concerning Request 4325-F, the Court grants Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; concerning Request 4284-F, the Court denies Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; and concerning Request 5736-F, the Court grants Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 03/07/2018. (KAS)
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Mar 8 18

SCHNEIDER v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al and 23 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 153 documents from 17 FOIA cases filed between February 25, 2018 and March 3, 2018. 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. SCHNEIDER v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al (filed Feb 28, 2018)
    Brandon Schneider, a Catholic religious seminarian studying for the priesthood, had served a Summer Chaplain Internship at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. He was interviewed by the Office of Personnel Management for a background check at which he acknowledged certain allegations brought up by the OPM interviewer read more…
Mar 8 18

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 February 25, 2018 and March 3, 2018. 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. CAS 3:2017cv01215Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
    • February 27, 2018: ORDER Denying Plaintiffs' Motions for Summary Judgment and Granting Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment (ECF Nos. [18] , [28] , [29] , [30] , [35] ). The Court denies Plaintiffs' motions for summary judgment and grants Defendants' motions for summary judgment with the exception of the Center Plaintiff's seventh cause of action for FOIA violations. Signed by Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel on 2/27/18. (dlg)
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Mar 1 18

MCKINNEY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS and 19 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 119 documents from 19 FOIA cases filed between February 18, 2018 and February 24, 2018. 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. MCKINNEY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (filed Feb 19, 2018)
    Hugh McKinney, a disabled veteran, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Veterans Affairs for records concerning a review of the program for traumatic injury protections benefits. The agency disclosed 27 documents, none of which McKinney considered responsive. He filed an administrative appeal of the decision read more…
Mar 1 18

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 February 18, 2018 and February 24, 2018. 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. DC 1:2015cv01264FREEDOM WATCH, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    • February 21, 2018: MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER imposing sanction on Plaintiff. Plaintiff is barred from challenging Defendant's withholdings, searches, and segregability determinations as to certain items of Plaintiff's FOIA request. See the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order for details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 02/21/2018. (lcapm3)
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Feb 23 18

DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION et al v. WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF AMERICAN INNOVATION and 19 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 132 documents from 17 FOIA cases filed between February 11, 2018 and February 17, 2018. 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. DEMOCRACY FORWARD FOUNDATION et al v. WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF AMERICAN INNOVATION (filed Feb 15, 2018)
    The Democracy Forward Foundation and Food & Water Watch submitted FOIA requests to the White House Office of American Innovation for records concerning its operations and calendars for Jared Kushner, head of OAI, and others. The Office of American Innovation did not acknowledge or respond to the requests read more…
Feb 23 18

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 February 11, 2018 and February 17, 2018. 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 3:2015cv06055Carlson v. United States Postal Service
    • February 16, 2018: ORDER by Judge Joseph C. Spero denying [63] Motion for Partial Relief from Judgment and Vacating February 23, 2018 Motion Hearing. (jcslc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/16/2018) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/16/2018: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (klhS, COURT STAFF).
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