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May 20 19

State Of New York et al v. United States Department of the Treasury et al and 26 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 174 documents from 26 FOIA cases filed between May 5, 2019 and May 11, 2019. 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. State Of New York et al v. United States Department of the Treasury et al (filed May 6, 2019)
    The State of New York and the State of New Jersey submitted FOIA requests to the IRS for records concerning revisions in its policies for State-tax exempt entities. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests. The agency told the States of New York and New Jersey that it would invoke a 10-day extension for responding read more…
May 20 19

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 May 5, 2019 and May 11, 2019. 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 3:2018cv00797Sierra Club v. U.S. Department of Interior

    • May 6, 2019: ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley denying [43] Plaintiff's Request for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/6/2019)
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May 9 19

AMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al and 23 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 125 documents from 19 FOIA cases filed between April 28, 2019 and May 4, 2019. 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. AMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al (filed May 3, 2019)
    American Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of State and the Department of Justice for records concerning foreign leases, purchases or transfers of properties owned or operated by the Trump Organization. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from either agency, AO filed suit read more…
May 9 19

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 April 28, 2019 and May 4, 2019. 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 2:2019cv00983ACLU of Southern California v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al

    • May 3, 2019: ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE LACK OF PROSECUTION by Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 5/17/2019. (wm)
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May 2 19

NBC 7 SAN DIEGO et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al and 15 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 89 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between April 21, 2019 and April 27, 2019. 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. NBC 7 SAN DIEGO et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al (filed Apr 22, 2019)
    NBC 7 San Diego reporter Tom Jones submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning Operation Secure Line, an initiative to monitor the arrival of migrant caravans on the U.S.-Mexican border. NBC 7 San Diego also requested a fee waiver and expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and granted NBC 7 San Diego’s requests for a fee waiver and expedited processing read more…
May 2 19

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 April 21, 2019 and April 27, 2019. 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. FLM 8:2019cv00485Statton v. Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission et al

    • April 22, 2019: ORDER: Defendant Carlos Lopez-Cantera's Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # [7] ) is GRANTED. Plaintiff Joshua Statton's Motion for Leave to File Sur-Reply (Doc. # [11] ) is DENIED AS MOOT. Statton's Complaint (Doc. # [1] ) is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The Clerk is directed to close the case. Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 4/22/2019. (DLB)
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Apr 25 19

Socolov v. U.S. Department of Justice et. al. and 14 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 177 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between April 14, 2019 and April 20, 2019. 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. Socolov v. U.S. Department of Justice et. al. (filed Apr 15, 2019)
    Emily Socolov, an historian and folklorist at the University of Texas, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the conviction of her mother, Judith Coplon during the Cold War on charges of spying for the Soviet Union. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests read more…
Apr 25 19

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 14, 2019 and April 20, 2019. 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 1:2017cv01039ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    • April 17, 2019: ORDER granting in part and denying in part the government's [13] Motion for Summary Judgment, denying the plaintiff's [15] Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, and directing the parties to file a joint status report on or before May 3, 2019. See text for details. Signed by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich on April 17, 2019. (lcdlf2)
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Apr 25 19

FOIA Activity: 133 new FOIA court documents, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 132 documents from 20 FOIA cases filed between April 7, 2019 and April 13, 2019. 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. American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (filed Apr 9, 2019)
    The ACLU of Colorado submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the death of Kamyar Samimi, a permanent legal resident who had been detained by ICE and died in custody. The ACLU of Colorado also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and eventually provided five pages with redactions read more…
Apr 25 19

FOIA Activity: 11 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 11 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between April 7, 2019 and April 13, 2019. These are associated with 10 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. ALN 2:2016cv00083Siegelman v. United States Department of Justice et al

    • April 8, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION – For the reasons stated, the Court grants Mr. Siegelmans motion for an award of attorneys fees and litigation costs. The Court instructs the parties to confer and to try to agree on a modest payment of fees and costs. If the par ties cannot agree, then Mr. Siegelman may filed an amended petition for fees and costs, consistent with the analysis in this opinion. If Mr. Siegelman files an amended fee petition, then the Court will set a deadline for OPR to respond to the updated petition. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 4/8/2019. (KEK)
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