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Apr 6 22

AMERICAN ACCOUNTABILITY FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES and 12 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 62 documents from 13 FOIA cases filed between March 27, 2022 and April 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. AMERICAN ACCOUNTABILITY FOUNDATION v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (filed Mar 31, 2022)
    American Accountability Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning emails from specific individuals pertaining to Family Endeavors, which had obtained a contract to provide housing for migrants on the southern border. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, AAF filed suit read more…
Apr 6 22

FOIA Activity: 25 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 25 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 27, 2022 and April 2, 2022. These are associated with 24 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

    • March 29, 2022: ORDER signed by District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 3/25/2022 ADOPTING [33] Findings and Recommendations in full, DENYING [27] Motion to Dismiss. (Coll, A)
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Apr 1 22

BUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and 23 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 97 documents from 12 FOIA cases filed between March 20, 2022 and March 26, 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. BUZZFEED INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (filed Mar 22, 2022)
    BuzzFeed, Inc submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning emails and text messages sent to Gregg Johnstone, Special Countermeasures Section Chief regarding the report from the JASON science advisory group report on injuries sustained by U.S. diplomatic personnel in Cuba in 2016 and 2017 read more…
Apr 1 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 March 20, 2022 and March 26, 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 3:2020cv03266American Immigration Council et al v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services et al

    • March 22, 2022: ORDER (AS MODIFIED) granting [49] Stipulation to Continue Further Case Management Conference: Further Case Management Conference continued to 8/3/2022 01:30 PM in Oakland, – Videoconference Only. Updated Joint Case Management Statement due by 7/27/2022. Signed by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu on 3/22/2022. (ig, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/22/2022)
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Mar 28 22

Montana Environmental Information Center et al v. Office of the Secretary of the Interior et al

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 118 documents from 15 FOIA cases filed between March 13, 2022 and March 19, 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. Montana Environmental Information Center et al v. Office of the Secretary of the Interior et al (filed Mar 18, 2022)
    The Montana Environmental Information Center, WildEarth Guardians, and the Center for Biological Diversity submitted a FOIA request to the Department of the Interior for records concerning implementation of Biden Eos dealing with issues like climate change, and oil and gas leasing on federal lands. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request read more…
Mar 28 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 March 13, 2022 and March 19, 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. DC 1:2017cv01684PEJOUHESH v. UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

    • March 14, 2022: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: For the reasons stated in the attached Memorandum Opinion and Order, the Postal Service's motion for summary judgment, Dkt. [78] , is hereby DENIED with respect to Exemption 7(C), and GRANTED in all other respects. Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, Dkt. [63] , is hereby DENIED. The Postal Service is hereby ORDERED to file a status report on or before March 28, 2022, addressing (1) whether the eight-page Affidavit in Support of an Arrest Warrant desc ribed in the Vaughn index is the same document as the first entry on Plaintiff's criminal docket, see Complaint at 29, United States v. Pejouhesh , No. 4:10-cr-687 (S.D. Tex. filed Sept. 24, 2010), ECF No. 1; and (2) if so, whether the document must now be released pursuant to the public domain doctrine. Signed by Judge Randolph D. Moss on 3/14/2022. (lcrdm2)
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Mar 28 22

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC. et al v. U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND et al and 19 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 97 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between March 6, 2022 and March 12, 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. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, INC. et al v. U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND et al (filed Mar 10, 2022)
    National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting of Colorado submitted 10 FOIA requests to U.S. Central Command, the Department of the Air Force, and the Department of the Army for records concerning health questionnaires given to all service members who were at K2, a Soviet era air base in southeastern Uzbekistan, between June 6, 2002 and July 30, 2002 with personal information redacted read more…
Mar 28 22

FOIA Activity: 5 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 5 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between March 6, 2022 and March 12, 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. DC 1:2018cv00486PINSON v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al

    • March 9, 2022: MEMORANDUM OPINION granting in part and denying in part [118] Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File a Second Amended Complaint, denying as moot [116] Individual Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the First Amended Complaint, and denying [130] Plaintiff's Motion for Sanctions and Return of Documents. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 03/09/2022. (lcrc1)
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Mar 16 22

Citizens of the Ebey's Reserve for a Healthy Safe and Peaceful Environment v. United States Department of the N…

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 96 documents from 14 FOIA cases filed between February 27, 2022 and March 5, 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. Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy Safe and Peaceful Environment v. United States Department of the Navy (filed Mar 3, 2022)
    Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Navy for records concerning the EA-18G Growler noise monitoring study. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The agency provided some records in an interim response. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve filed suit read more…
Mar 16 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 February 27, 2022 and March 5, 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 4:2021cv09680The Center for Investigative Reporting et al v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    • February 28, 2022: ORDER (as modified) by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting [16] Stipulation to Continue Case Management Conference. Case Management Statement due by 3/29/2022 and Initial Case Management Conference set for 4/5/2022 02:00 PM. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the parties will be advised closer to the hearing whether it will take place telephonically or in person.(ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/28/2022)
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