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FOIA Activity: 11 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on August 7th, 2023

We have added 11 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between July 23, 2023 and July 29, 2023. 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.

Click on the date to view the full text of the decision. Click on a case title below to view other details for that case, including links to the docket report and complaint.

  1. CAN 3:2023cv03110Cauich Castillo v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    • July 24, 2023: STIPULATION AND ORDER RE [11] CMC and Rule 26. Case Management Statement due by 11/9/2023. Initial Case Management Conference previously set for 9/21/2023 is continued to 11/16/2023 at 10:00 AM in San Francisco, – Videoconference Only. Signed by Chief Judge Richard Seeborg on 7/24/2023. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/24/2023)

    • July 26, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying the final order and judgment issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 7/26/2023. (psu1)

    • July 25, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on July 25, 2023. (lcrbw3)
  4. FLM 8:2021cv02088Morris v. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms et al

    • July 24, 2023: ORDERED: This action is DISMISSED without prejudice. The Clerk is directed to return the $5.00 partial filing fee payment to Plaintiff Matthew Morris. The Clerk is further directed to CLOSE this case. Signed by Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell on 7/24/2023. (MMS)
  5. LAE 2:2022cv02502McCann v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • July 24, 2023: ORDER AND REASONS: Based on the foregoing, USCIS's Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. IT IS ORDERED that on or before August 25, 2023, supplemental declarations taking into account the shortcomings identified herein be provided to the Court and Plaintiff. Signed by Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on 07/24/2023. (am)
  6. NYS 1:2021cv04288Nash v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    • July 27, 2023: ORDER: The parties are therefore ordered the file a status letter by August 2, 2023, updating the Court on any events that have occurred in this litigation since the stipulation was entered, and informing the Court of whether either party continues to seek relief from the Court or whether, instead, this case may be closed. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge John P. Cronan on 7/27/2023) (ama)
  7. NYS 1:2021cv06788Rapid Defense Network et al v. United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement

    • July 26, 2023: NOTICE OF REASSIGNMENT: This case has been reassigned to the undersigned. Unless and until the Court orders otherwise, all prior orders, dates and deadlines shall remain in effect notwithstanding the case's reassignment, including the joint st atus letter due July 31, 2023, except that any currently scheduled conference or oral argument before the Court is adjourned pending further order of the Court. All counsel must familiarize themselves with the Court's Individual Rules Practices, which are available at (Signed by Judge Jessica G. L. Clarke on 7/26/2023) (tro)
  8. NYS 1:2021cv09519International Refugee Assistance Project v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al

    • July 26, 2023: ORDER: The settlement conference scheduled for August 2, 2023, is ADJOURNED to Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 219, Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. The parties are directed to review and com ply with the Procedures for Cases Referred for Settlement to Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn, a copy of which is available on the Court's website at The parties are strongly encouraged to engage in g ood-faith settlement negotiations before the settlement conference and preferably before the submission to the Court of the Ex Parte Settlement Letters and Acknowledgment Forms, which are to be submitted by email to Netburn_NYSDChambers@nysd.u, by Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Should the parties resolve the litigation before the conference date, they must notify the Court in writing immediately. (Settlement Conference set for 10/3/2023 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 219, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn on 7/26/2023) (ras)
  9. NYS 1:2023cv01593Lowe v. U.S. Department of Justice

    • July 27, 2023: ORDER: The Court is in receipt of ECF Nos. 19 and 20. Defendant is directed to file a letter by Friday, October 27, 2023, updating the Court on the status of EOUSA's processing of pro se Plaintiff's FOIA request.Defendant is directed to serve copies of this Order on pro se Plaintiff and to file proof of service of the same on the docket.SO ORDERED. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang on 7/27/2023) (rro)
  10. NYS 1:2023cv03253Pro Publica, Inc. v. National Institutes of Health

    • July 25, 2023: ORDER: granting [12] Letter Motion to Stay re: [12] JOINT LETTER MOTION to Stay this Case. addressed to Judge Paul G. Gardephe from Sarah Matthews dated July 24, 2023. The Application is Granted. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Paul G. Gardephe on 7/25/2023) (ama)
  11. NYS 1:2023cv04314Cheng v. Department of Justice et al

    • July 24, 2023: ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall file the required letter as soon as possible and no later than July 26, 2023. (Signed by Judge Lorna G. Schofield on 7/24/2023) (tro)

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