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Sep 22 22

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY v. UNITED STATES CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION and 10 other new FOIA lawsuits

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 62 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between September 11, 2022 and September 17, 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. CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY v. UNITED STATES CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (filed Sep 14, 2022)
    The Center for Food Safety submitted a FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control for records concerning antifungal resistance as a result of use of fungicides registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. CFS also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request read more…
Sep 22 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 September 11, 2022 and September 17, 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. CAE 1:2022cv01132Earth Island Institute v. United States National Park Service, et al.

    • September 16, 2022: ORDER GRANTING [9] Application for Pro Hac Vice signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 9/16/2022. Added attorney Bridgett Ann Buss, PHV for Earth Island Institute. The Pro Hac Vice attorney is directed to request electronic filing access through PACER. (Lawrence, A)
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Sep 15 22

HERITAGE FOUNDATION et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE and 19 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 151 documents from 20 FOIA cases filed between September 4, 2022 and September 10, 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. HERITAGE FOUNDATION et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (filed Sep 7, 2022)
    The Heritage Foundation submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning communications external to the U.S. government relating to the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence to retrieve records falling within the scope of the Presidential Records Act read more…
Sep 15 22

FOIA Activity: 6 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 6 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between September 4, 2022 and September 10, 2022. These are associated with 6 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

    • September 9, 2022: STIPULATED JUDGMENT RE DOCKET NO. [36] ***Civil Case Terminated.*** Signed by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. on 9/9/2022. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/9/2022)
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Sep 7 22

AMERICAN IMMIGRANT INVESTOR ALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 127 documents from 18 FOIA cases filed between August 28, 2022 and September 3, 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 IMMIGRANT INVESTOR ALLIANCE v. UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (filed Aug 29, 2022)
    The American Immigrant Investor Alliance submitted two FOIA requests to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for records concerning its program on U.S. investment by foreign investors. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, AIIA filed suit read more…
Sep 7 22

FOIA Activity: 13 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 13 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 28, 2022 and September 3, 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 8:2022cv01065James V. Lacy et al v. United States Department of State

    • August 30, 2022: MINUTE ORDER (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE DISMISSAL FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION by Judge David O. Carter. SEE DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Response to Order to Show Cause due by 9/9/2022. (twdb)
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Aug 31 22

AMERICAN OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al and 8 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 59 documents from 9 FOIA cases filed between August 21, 2022 and August 27, 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 OVERSIGHT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE et al (filed Aug 22, 2022)
    American Oversight submitted six FOIA requests to the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services for records concerning the use of the Public Health Act to keep migrants out of the United States. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests but after hearing nothing further from the agency, American Oversight filed suit read more…
Aug 24 22

CITIZENS UNITED v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR and 20 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 153 documents from 21 FOIA cases filed between August 14, 2022 and August 20, 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 UNITED v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (filed Aug 17, 2022)
    Citizens United submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Interior for records concerning communications between the agency’s White House Liaison and the White House pertaining to the Hatch Act. Citizens United submitted the same request to three offices, the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Office of the Solicitor read more…
Aug 23 22

American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al

by Harry Hammitt

We have added 61 documents from 11 FOIA cases filed between August 7, 2022 and August 13, 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 Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al (filed Aug 8, 2022)
    The ACLU of Nebraska submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning the Inspector General’s report of an investigation of a raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements agents in O’Neill, NE. The ACLU of Nebraska also requested a fee waive. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request read more…
Aug 23 22

FOIA Activity: 6 New Procedural or Substantive Decisions

by FOIA Project Staff

We have added 6 decisions of a procedural or substantive nature filed between August 7, 2022 and August 13, 2022. These are associated with 6 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 2:2022cv00202Daniel Bader v. United States Department of Justice et al

    • August 9, 2022: ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE by Judge Percy Anderson. IT IS SO ORDERED that pursuant to the parties separately filed stipulation, this action is dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Each party will bear its own costs and fees. RE: Stipulation to Dismiss Case [29] Case Terminated. Made JS-6. (aco)
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