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FOIA Activity: 5 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on August 31st, 2023

We have added 5 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 20, 2023 and August 26, 2023. These are associated with 4 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. CAE 2:2019cv02429(PS) Graham v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security et al

    • August 24, 2023: ORDER signed by District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 8/23/23 ADOPTING in full [58] Findings and Recommendations and DENYING without prejudice [45] Defendants' motion to dismiss, or in the alternative, for summary judgment. Plaintiff's [50] motion for summary judgment is DENIED without prejudice. Defendants are ORDERED to produce a Vaughn index within 60 days of this order.(Kastilahn, A)
  2. FLM 2:2022cv00252The Foundation for Government Accountability v. U.S. Department of Justice

    • August 25, 2023: ORDER granting in part and denying in part 50 DOJ's Motion for Summary Judgment; and granting in part and denying in part 52 FGA's Motion for Summary Judgment and, Alternatively, for In Camera Inspection. See Order for details. On o r before September 8, 2023, DOJ will provide the Court with copies of the documents identified in Vaughn Index entries 53 and 71, as well as the Strategic Plan identified in the Vaughn Index such that the Court can conduct an in camera review to evaluate the DOJ's stated justifications for withholding those documents. Signed by Judge John L. Badalamenti on 8/25/2023. (LH)
  3. ID 1:2022cv00136Lietz v. Drug Enforcement Administration

    • August 21, 2023: MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER – Lietzs Motion for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Defendants Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. [9-1]) is GRANTED; and Defendants Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. [7] ) is DENIED. Signed by Judge Amanda K Brailsford. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by (jd)
  4. NCW 1:2023cv00069Thompson v. U.S. Justice Department

    • August 24, 2023: ORDER denying Defendant's Partial [10] Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction. Signed by District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr on 8/24/2023. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(brl)
    • August 25, 2023: ORDER denying [20] Motion for Reconsideration re: [19] Order on Motion for Extension of Time, filed by David M. Thompson. Signed by District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr on 8/24/2023. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(brl)

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