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Apr 27 17

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 16, 2017 and April 22, 2017. 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. DC 1:2013cv00729SHAPIRO v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    • April 20, 2017: MEMORANDUM OPINION entering final judgment in favor of the defendant. An Order consistent with this Memorandum Opinion and with prior opinions of this Court will be issued this same day. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on April 20, 2017. (MA)
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Apr 20 17

FOIA Activity: 52 new FOIA court documents

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 52 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between April 2, 2017 and April 8, 2017. 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. Dine Bi' Olta School Board Association v. United States Department of Interior et al (filed Apr 6, 2017)
    The Dine Bi Olta School Board Association submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for records concerning the operations of the Bureau of Indian Education and any plans to reorganize it. The Association also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and indicated that it was processing the request read more…
Apr 20 17

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 2, 2017 and April 8, 2017. 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 3:2017cv00949Animal Legal Defense Fund et al v. United States Department of Agriculture et al
    • April 5, 2017: ORDER granting [19] STIPULATION to reset deadlines re [17] MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. Response due by 4/26/2017. Reply due by 5/3/2017. Motion Hearing set for 5/17/2017 02:00 PM before Hon. William H. Orrick. Signed by Judge William H. Orrick on 04/05/2017. (jmdS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/5/2017)
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Apr 20 17

Doyle et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and 33 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 114 documents from 22 FOIA cases filed between April 9, 2017 and April 15, 2017. 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. Doyle et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (filed Apr 10, 2017)
    Kate Doyle, the National Security Archive, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and the Knight First Amendment Institute submitted FOIA requests to the Secret Service for records concerning logs of visitors to the White House and Mar-a-Lago. After hearing nothing from the agency, the plaintiffs filed suit read more…
Apr 20 17

FOIA Activity: 2 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 2 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between April 9, 2017 and April 15, 2017. These are associated with 1 FOIA case 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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Apr 6 17

KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 73 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between March 26, 2017 and April 1, 2017. 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. KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al (filed Mar 27, 2017)
    The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the search of individuals’ cell phones at the border. The request also asked for expedited processing. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not acknowledge receipt of the request, although DHS and Customs and Border Protection did acknowledge receipt of the request read more…
Apr 6 17

FOIA Activity: 31 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 31 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 26, 2017 and April 1, 2017. These are associated with 29 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. CAE 2:2016cv02907(PS) Glass v. US Department of Justice et al
    • March 28, 2017: ORDER signed by District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 3/27/2017 DENYING [4] Motion for Reconsideration. (Washington, S)
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Mar 30 17

The New York Times Company et al v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 48 documents from 8 FOIA cases filed between March 19, 2017 and March 25, 2017. 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 New York Times Company et al v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (filed Mar 24, 2017)
    New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo submitted two FOIA requests to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for records concerning changes in policy for tobacco smuggling investigations. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the New York Times filed suit read more…
Mar 30 17

FOIA Activity: 18 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 18 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 19, 2017 and March 25, 2017. These are associated with 18 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. CAE 1:2015cv00007Turner v. United States Department of the Treasury
    • March 23, 2017: ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER, signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 3/23/2017. (Kusamura, W)
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Mar 23 17

GREENPEACE, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al and 10 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 68 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between March 12, 2017 and March 18, 2017. 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. GREENPEACE, INC. v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al (filed Mar 16, 2017)
    Greenpeace submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate for records concerning a list of chemical facilities no longer considered high risk. The agency provided an interim response that it had located 123 pages but was withholding them entirely under Exemption 5 (privileges), Exemption 7(E) (investigative method and techniques), and Exemption 7(F) (harm to any person) read more…