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Aug 4 22

LEOPOLD v. U.S. SECRET SERVICE et al and 23 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 165 documents from 24 FOIA cases filed between June 26, 2022 and July 2, 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. LEOPOLD v. U.S. SECRET SERVICE et al (filed Jul 1, 2022)
    Journalist Jason Leopold submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Secret Service for records concerning the removal of presidential records from Mar-a-Lago. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Leopold filed suit. read more…
Aug 4 22

FOIA Activity: 14 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 14 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between June 26, 2022 and July 2, 2022. These are associated with 13 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 2:2021cv09620Jonathan William McKinney v. Federal Bureau of Investigation

    • June 30, 2022: Order to Show Cause by Judge Dale S. Fischer re Dismissal for Lack of Prosecution. Plaintiff is ordered to show cause no later than 7/14/2022 why the unserved defendant should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. See Order for specifics. (jp)
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Jul 27 22

Innovation Law Lab v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and 11 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 107 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between June 12, 2022 and June 18, 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. Innovation Law Lab v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (filed Jun 13, 2022)
    Innovation Law Lab submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for records concerning the DHS Inspector General Detention of the Torrance County Inspection Facility. Innovation Law Lab also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but did not make a decision on expedited processing or a fee waiver read more…
Jul 27 22

Defenders of Wildlife et al v. United States Forest Service and 21 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 119 documents from 20 FOIA cases filed between June 5, 2022 and June 11, 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. Defenders of Wildlife et al v. United States Forest Service (filed Jun 8, 2022)
    Defenders of Wildlife and the Southern Environmental Law Center submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Forest Service for records related to the agency’s use of three categorical exclusions finalized in November 2020 and now codified in the Code of Federal Regulations. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told DOW that it interpreted the request as referring to records available on the agency’s website read more…
Jul 27 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 June 19, 2022 and June 25, 2022. These are associated with 5 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 4:2021cv02632American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California et al v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al

    • June 23, 2022: ORDER (AS MODIFIED) granting [50] Stipulation to Continue Further Case Management Conference: Parties shall file a joint updated Case Management Conference Statement by 8/10/2022. Further Case Management Conference is continued to 8/17/2022 01:30 PM in Oakland, – Videoconference Only. Parties can find Judge Ryu's virtual Zoom courtroom at: https://cand.uscourts.gov/judges/ryu-donna-m-dmr/. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 6/23/2022. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/23/2022)
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Jul 27 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 June 12, 2022 and June 18, 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. CAC 2:2021cv05087First Look Institute, Inc. et al v. U. S. Marine Corps

    • June 13, 2022: JUDGMENT by Judge Mark C. Scarsi: Judgment is entered in favor of Defendant U.S. Marine Corps and against Plaintiffs First Look Institute, Inc. and Sam Biddle on all claims in Plaintiffs' Complaint. The Court dismisses all claims with prejudice. Plaintiffs shall take nothing from this action, and Defendant is entitled to its costs of suit.Related to: Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, [41] (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (lc)
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Jul 27 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 June 5, 2022 and June 11, 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. CAC 2:2022cv00655Henry Koltys v. Chad F. Wolf et al.

    • June 7, 2022: ENTRY OF JUDGMENT by Judge Stephen V. Wilson. WHEREFORE, in an accompanying order, the Court GRANTED summary judgment in favor of Defendant, the Social Security Administration, and DENIED summary judgment in favor of Plaintiff Henry Koltys, the Court hereby ENTERS judgment in favor of Defendant. (MD JS-6, Case Terminated). (aco)
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Jul 12 22

CHINESE AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE ALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY and 11 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 93 documents from 10 FOIA cases filed between May 29, 2022 and June 4, 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. CHINESE AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE ALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (filed May 30, 2022)
    The Chinese American Legal Defense Alliance submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Energy for records concerning the Chinese Initiative. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. CALDA narrowed its request to emails to and from DOE from the Department of Justice and the FBI. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CALDA filed suit read more…
Jul 12 22

YAHOO INC. et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY and 13 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 76 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between May 22, 2022 and May 28, 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. YAHOO INC. et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (filed May 25, 2022)
    Yahoo reporter Michael Isikoff submitted a FOIA request to the CIA. The agency denied Isikoff’s FOIA request. Isikoff filed an administrative appeal. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Isikoff filed suit. read more…
Jul 12 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 May 29, 2022 and June 4, 2022. 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 1:2015cv01392REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS et al v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION et al

    • June 3, 2022: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 6/3/2022. (lcrjl2)
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