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May 23 22

The New York Times Company v. Federal Bureau of Investigation and 9 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 49 documents from 9 FOIA cases filed between May 1, 2022 and May 7, 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. The New York Times Company v. Federal Bureau of Investigation (filed May 4, 2022)
    The New York Times submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning the FBI Behavior Analysis Unit’s report that found that Havana Syndrome was a mass psychosis/functional illness. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency told the New York Times that its request would take 1,929 days to complete read more…
May 23 22

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 1, 2022 and May 7, 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. NE 8:2022cv00141Petersen v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    • May 5, 2022: ORDER – The plaintiff's motion to amend complaint (filing [4] ) is granted. The plaintiff's supplemental allegations and attachments (filing 4 at 2-6) are deemed incorporated by reference into the plaintiff's complaint. Ordered by Judge John M. Gerrard. (Copy mailed to pro se party)(LKO)
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May 18 22

ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 18 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 161 documents from 19 FOIA cases filed between April 24, 2022 and April 30, 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. ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Apr 27, 2022)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning records identified as potentially responsive to an earlier case. EFF also requested inclusion in the news media fee category and a public interest fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told EFF that its request fell in the unusual circumstances category read more…
May 18 22

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 24, 2022 and April 30, 2022. These are associated with 11 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

    • April 26, 2022: ORDER to SHOW CAUSE signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremy D. Peterson on 4/26/2022 ORDERING the initial scheduling conference currently set for April 28, 2022, is continued to June 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 9 (JDP) before Magistrate Judge Je remy D. Peterson. By no later than May 19, 2022, plaintiff shall file a status report in accordance with the court's December 5, 2019 order [4] Plaintiff shall show cause, by no later than May 19, 2022, why sanctions should not be imposed for failure to comply with the court's January 3, 2022 order. Failure to comply with this order may result in the imposition of sanctions, including a recommendation that this action be dismissed for lack of prosecution and for failure to comply with court orders.(Cannarozzi, N)
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May 3 22

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 April 17, 2022 and April 23, 2022. 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. CAN 4:2019cv08319Golden State Salmon Association et al v. United States Bureau of Reclamation

    • April 20, 2022: ORDER REGARDING SETTLEMENT AND DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Jon S. Tigar on April 20, 2022. (mll, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/20/2022)
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May 3 22

The Foundation for Government Accountability v. U.S. Department of Justice and 6 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 37 documents from 7 FOIA cases filed between April 17, 2022 and April 23, 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. The Foundation for Government Accountability v. U.S. Department of Justice (filed Apr 20, 2022)
    The Foundation for Government Accountability submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice for records concerning the agency’s plans to implement a new E.O. on promoting voting rights. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, FGA filed suit read more…
Apr 21 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 April 10, 2022 and April 16, 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. DC 1:2012cv00939VOLLMANN v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al

    • April 14, 2022: MEMORANDUM OPINION re: Plaintiff's [37] Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs. Signed by Judge Florence Y. Pan on 4/14/22. (lcaa)
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Apr 21 22

FOIA Activity: 227 new FOIA court documents, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 227 documents from 24 FOIA cases filed between April 10, 2022 and April 16, 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. Community Justice Exchange et al v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al (filed Apr 14, 2022)
    The Community Justice Exchange, Just Futures Law, and the Mijente Support Committee submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the agency’s use of B.I., Inc.’s SmartLINK Application for the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program. The requesters also asked for a fee waiver read more…
Apr 19 22

PROJECT SOUTH: THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF POVERTY AND GENOCIDE v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 116 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between April 3, 2022 and April 9, 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. PROJECT SOUTH: THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF POVERTY AND GENOCIDE v. U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (filed Apr 8, 2022)
    Project South submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the agency’s standards of operation for the Stewart Detention Center, including standards for medical care and COVID-19 protocols. Project South also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request read more…
Apr 19 22

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 3, 2022 and April 9, 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. CAN 4:2021cv00866Bioscience Advisors, Inc. v. United States Securities and Exchange Commission et al

    • April 7, 2022: ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. STAYING DISCOVERY. This order terminates docket nos. [47] , [48] , [49] , and [50] (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/7/2022)
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