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FOIA Activity: 9 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff on January 16th, 2024

We have added 9 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between December 10, 2023 and December 16, 2023. 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.

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. CAS 3:2022cv00834Voice of San Diego et al v. Naval Criminal Investigative Service et al

    • December 15, 2023: ORDER (1) Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment, (2) Denying Without Prejudice Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, and (3) Ordering Defendants to Supplement the Record (ECF Nos. [40] , [43] , [45] , [46] ). Signed by Judge Todd W. Robinson on 12/15/2023. (cxl1)

    • December 13, 2023: MEMORANDUM OPINION re [3] Motion to Dismiss: See document for details. Signed by Judge Jia M. Cobb on December 13, 2023. (lcjmc2)
    • December 13, 2023: ORDER granting [3] Motion to Dismiss: See document for details. Signed by Judge Jia M. Cobb on December 13, 2023. (lcjmc2)
  3. NCW 3:2023cv00423Tepe v. Corker et al

    • December 15, 2023: ORDER granting Defendants [4] , [32] , [37] , [66] , [74] , [94] , [100] , and [102] Motions to Dismiss; dismissing with prejudice Plaintiffs [1] Complaint; and denying all other pending motions. Within fourteen (14) days of the entr y of this Order, Plaintiff shall file a single document, not to exceed more than three single-spaced pages, succinctly explaining why he believes the Court should not impose the above-described pre-filing review system. Plaintiff is expressly warned that his failure to fully comply with this directive will result in the Courts imposition of the subject pre-filing review system.. Signed by Senior Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr on 12/15/2023. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(mdp)
    • December 15, 2023: Deleted, entered in error
  4. NYS 1:2021cv04024First Look Institute, Inc. et al v. National Institutes of Health

    • December 12, 2023: ORDER granting in part [77] Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Plaintiff's December 8, 2023 letter, requesting an adjournment of the conference scheduled for December 15, 2023, Dkt. No. 77, is granted in part. The conference previously sched uled for December 15, 2023 is cancelled. The purpose of the December 15, 2023 conference had been to discuss the parties' filing at Dkt. No. 75, the "Stipulation and [Proposed] Order of Settlement and Dismissal." The Court scheduled th e conference to raise with the parties their failure to follow the Court's Individual Rules in connection with the filing of this document. To the extent that the parties wish to renew this application, a joint letter motion, supported by fact ual affidavits, must be filed no later than December 19, 2023. In the alternative, to the extent that the Court's approval of this settlement is not necessary, the parties may submit a stipulation of dismissal under F.R.C.P. 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) by that date. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the motion pending at Dkt. No. 77.. (Signed by Judge Gregory H. Woods on 12/12/2023) (rro)
  5. NYS 1:2022cv10299New York Times Company et al v. U.S. Department of Defense

    • December 12, 2023: NOTICE OF REASSIGNMENT: This case has been reassigned to the undersigned. All counsel must familiarize themselves with the Court's Individual Practices, which are available at Unless and until the Cou rt orders otherwise, all prior orders, dates, and deadlines shall remain in effect notwithstanding the case's reassignment. Nothing herein shall affect the scope of the existing reference to the Magistrate Judge. Any conference or oral argument before or directed by the Magistrate Judge will proceed as ordered. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Dale E. Ho on 12/12/2023) (ks)
  6. NYS 1:2023cv01650Reclaim the Records et al v. United States Department of State

    • December 14, 2023: ORDER granting [22] Letter Motion for Extension of Time to File The request is granted. The deadline for the Governments motion for summary judgment is extended from December 18, 2023, to February 1, 2024; the deadline for Plaintiffs opposition is extended from January 29, 2024, to March 14, 2024; and the deadline for the Governments reply is extended from February 26, 2024, to April 12, 2024. SO ORDERED.. (Signed by Judge John P. Cronan on 12/14/2023) (jca)
  7. NYS 1:2023cv09604International Refugee Assistance Project, Inc. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

    • December 15, 2023: ORDER granting [10] Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Application GRANTED. The initial pretrial conference scheduled for January 30, 2024, is hereby ADJOURNED sine die. The parties shall provide the Court with a status report on or before February 16, 2024. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate the pending motion at docket number 10. (Signed by Judge Katherine Polk Failla on 12/15/2023) (rro)

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