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Jan 26 23

Wilderness Watch v. United States Bureau of Land Management and 8 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 68 documents from 9 FOIA cases filed between January 15, 2023 and January 21, 2023. 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.

Click on a case title below to view details for that case, including links to the associated docket and complaint documents.

  1. Wilderness Watch v. United States Bureau of Land Management (filed Jan 18, 2023)
    Wilderness Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records concerning examples of grazing-related motorized use authorizations from the last ten years. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Wilderness Watch filed suit read more…
Jan 26 23

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 January 15, 2023 and January 21, 2023. 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 4:2021cv09633The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. Department of Homeland Security

    • January 17, 2023: ORDER (as modified) GRANTING [38] STIPULATION to Vacate Scheduling Order and Schedule Case Management Conference.Case Management Statement due by 3/21/2023. Further Case Management Conference set for 3/28/2023 02:00 PM.. The 3/28 p roceeding will be held by AT&T Conference Line. The parties are advised that in the event of an audio problem, counsel should be prepared to attend the hearing via Zoom conference at the Courts direction. The court circulates the following conferenc e number to allow the equivalent of a public hearing by telephone. For conference line information, see: https://apps.cand.uscourts.gov/telhrg/ All counsel, members of the public and press please use the following dial-in information below t o access the conference line: Dial In: 888-808-6929 Access Code: 6064255 The Court may be in session with proceedings in progress when you connect to the conference line. Therefore, mute your phone if possible and wait for the Court to address you before speaking on the line. For call clarity, parties shall NOT use speaker phone or earpieces for these calls, and where at all possible, parties shall use landlines. The parties are further advised to ensure that the Court can hea r and understand them clearly before speaking at length. PLEASE NOTE: Persons granted access to court proceedings held by telephone or videoconference are reminded that photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings, including screenshots or other visual copying of a hearing, is absolutely prohibited. See General Order 58 at Paragraph III. Signed by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. on 1/17/2023. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2023)
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Jan 25 23

Southern Environmental Law Center v. Tennessee Valley Authority (TV2) and 20 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 146 documents from 21 FOIA cases filed between January 8, 2023 and January 14, 2023. 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.

Click on a case title below to view details for that case, including links to the associated docket and complaint documents.

  1. Southern Environmental Law Center v. Tennessee Valley Authority (TV2) (filed Jan 12, 2023)
    The Southern Environmental Law Center submitted a FOIA request to the Tennessee Valley Authority for records concerning the agency’s understanding of, and actions in response to, Executive Orders 14008 and 13990. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. TVA disclosed eight documents but withheld 31 documents under Exemption 5 (privileges) read more…
Jan 25 23

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 January 8, 2023 and January 14, 2023. 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. CAC 2:2022cv07171Jiajie Chen et al v. Internal Revenue Service

    • January 9, 2023: MINUTES OF ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION by Judge Percy Anderson. Accordingly, the court, on its own motion, orders plaintiff to show cause in writing on or before January 16, 2023, why this action should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution. (See document for further details). (aco)
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Jan 25 23

GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al and 9 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 77 documents from 9 FOIA cases filed between January 1, 2023 and January 7, 2023. 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. GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al (filed Jan 3, 2023)
    Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners Foundation submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI for records concerning the Intelligence in Depth report entitled Diverse DVE Landscape Probably Will Persist, dated December 30, 2020. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests read more…
Jan 25 23

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 January 1, 2023 and January 7, 2023. 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. ALM 2:2021cv00125Heard v. Director, Office of Information Policy, et al. (MAG+)

    • January 4, 2023: OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 1/4/2023. (bes, )
    • January 4, 2023: JUDGMENT: In accordance with the memorandum opinion entered today, it is the ORDER, JUDGMENT, and DECREE of the court that: (1) Plf's 23 objections are overruled; (2) The US Magistrate Judge's [22] recommendation is adopted to the exten t set forth in the opinion entered today; (3) Dfts' [13] motion to dismiss plf's FOIA claim is granted; (4) Dfts' [13] motion for summary judgment is denied as moot; (5) Plf's [21] motion for leave to file an amended complaint is denied as futile; (6) To the extent plf pleaded a claim in the original [1] complaint based on the First Amendment right to petition the government, the claim is dismissed for the same reasons given in the opinion for denying the motion for leave to amend the complaint as futile because the claim is not cognizable under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 US 388 (1971); (7) This case is dismissed with prejudice; Costs are taxed against the plf, for which execution may issue. The clerk of the court is DIRECTED to enter this document on the civil docket as a final judgment pursuant to Rule 58 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This case is closed. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 1/4/2023. (bes, )
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Jan 9 23

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION and 6 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 36 documents from 6 FOIA cases filed between December 25, 2022 and December 31, 2022. 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 CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (filed Dec 27, 2022)
    American Center for Law and Justice submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the FBI’s non-compliance with Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2021. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, ACLJ filed suit read more…
Jan 9 23

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 December 25, 2022 and December 31, 2022. 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. CAE 2:2019cv02429(PS) Graham v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security et al

    • December 29, 2022: ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson on 12/28/22 GRANTING [49] Motion for Extension of Time. Plaintiff's [50] MSJ and Defendants' [51] & [52] Opposition to MSJ are deemed timely. Defendants' Reply and Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross Motion due by 1/13/23. Plaintiff's Reply due by 1/27/23. The Hearing for Motions for Summary Judgment is CONTINUED to 2/16/2023 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 9 (JDP) before Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson. (Woodworth, M.)
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Dec 29 22

BLEACH v. UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES and 12 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 79 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between December 18, 2022 and December 24, 2022. 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. BLEACH v. UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (filed Dec 22, 2022)
    Katherine Bleach submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning the agency’s policy for expediting certain projects or new commercial enterprises. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Bleach filed suit read more…
Dec 29 22

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 December 18, 2022 and December 24, 2022. 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. CAS 3:2021cv01079National Public Radio, Inc. v. U.S. Central Command et al

    • December 19, 2022: ORDER Affirming Tentative Rulings Re: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment and Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment – granting [23] Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 12/19/2022. (ave)
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