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Jul 30 19

FOIA Activity: 10 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 10 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between July 7, 2019 and July 13, 2019. 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. CO 1:2018cv03065Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc. v. United States Forest Service et al

    • July 12, 2019: ORDER granting [34] Defendant's Expedited Motion for Order Directing Plaintiff to Return or Destroy, and Refrain from Using or Further Disseminating, Inadvertently Produced Documents by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 07/12/2019.(mdave, )
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Jul 11 19

BRYANT v. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY and 15 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 81 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between June 30, 2019 and July 6, 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. BRYANT v. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (filed Jul 5, 2019)
    James Bryant submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Navy for records regarding the investigation of the sinking of the submarine Thresher. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After the agency failed to respond, Bryant filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Bryant filed suit read more…
Jul 11 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 June 30, 2019 and July 6, 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. DC 1:2016cv01868JORDAN v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

    • July 1, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION denying [67] Motion for Relief from Judgment: See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 7/1/19. (lcrc1)
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Jul 11 19

FOIA Activity: 136 new FOIA court documents, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 132 documents from 20 FOIA cases filed between June 23, 2019 and June 29, 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 THE INTERIOR et al (filed Jun 25, 2019)
    American Oversight submitted FOIA requests to the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture for records concerning communications pertaining to the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to renew mining leases of Twin Metals Minnesota near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota read more…
Jul 11 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 June 23, 2019 and June 29, 2019. 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. CAC 2:2017cv02778American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al

    • June 24, 2019: ORDER DISMISSING CASE by Judge Robert H. Whaley, re Stipulation to Dismiss Case With Prejudice 84. Case Terminated. Made JS-6. (shb)
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Jul 11 19

FOIA Activity: 111 new FOIA court documents, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 104 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between June 16, 2019 and June 22, 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. Nightingale et al v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services et al (filed Jun 19, 2019)
    Immigration attorneys Zachary Nightingale, Courtney McDermed, and Cheryl David submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for alien files on behalf of their clients. Non-citizens Pao Lopa and Maribel Carandano submitted FOIA requests for their alien files. After the agency failed to respond, the requesters filed a class action suit against U read more…
Jul 11 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 June 16, 2019 and June 22, 2019. 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. DC 1:2001cv01872MCGEHEE v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    • June 18, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION re Plaintiffs' [268] Motion for Reconsideration. See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Trevor N. McFadden on 6/18/19. (lctnm1)
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Jun 20 19

CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING et al v. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and 20 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 118 documents from 19 FOIA cases filed between June 9, 2019 and June 15, 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. CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING et al v. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (filed Jun 13, 2019)
    Matthew Smith, a staff reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning the extent to which the U.S. has intervened on behalf of American business interests into the investigation of former Ukrainian President Yanukovych on corruption charges read more…
Jun 20 19

FOIA Activity: 6 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 6 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between June 9, 2019 and June 15, 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 1:2014cv01242JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

    • June 12, 2019: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 06/12/2019. (lcrcl3)
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Jun 13 19

CABLE NEWS NETWORK v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION and 13 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 51 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between June 2, 2019 and June 8, 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. CABLE NEWS NETWORK v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (filed Jun 4, 2019)
    Cable News Network reporter Katelyn Polantz submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning interviews conducted as part of the Mueller investigation. The agency acknowledged receipt of the receipt and told Polantz that her request qualified for unusual circumstances. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CNN filed suit read more…
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