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2186 IRS FOIA

2186 IRS FOIA

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Date Created:May 20, 2013

Date Uploaded to the Library:July 29, 2014

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425 Third St., SW, Suite 800, Washington, 20024 Tel: (202) 646-5172 l-888-593-8442 FAX: (202) 646-S  Email: info@JudiciaJWatch.org  www.JudicialWatch.org 
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The memo further provides that "The Freedom Information Act should administered with clear presumption: the case doubt, openness prevails." 
Nevertheless, any responsive record portion thereof claimed exempt from production under FOIA, please provide sufficient identifying information with respect each allegedly exempt record portion thereof allow assess the propriety the claimed exemption. Vaughn Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1974). addition, any reasonably segregable portion responsive record must provided, after redaction any allegedly exempt material. 
u.s.c.  552(b). 
For purposes this request, the term "record" shall mean: (1) any written, 
printed, typed material any kind, including without limitation all correspondence, memoranda, notes, messages, letters, cards, facsimiles, papers, forms, telephone messages, diaries, schedules, calendars, chronological data, minutes, books, reports, charts, lists, ledgers, invoices, worksheets, receipts, returns, computer printouts, printed matter, prospectuses, statements, checks, statistics, surveys, affidavits, contracts, 
agreements, transcripts, magazine newspaper articles, press releases; (2) any electronically, magnetically, mechanically stored material any kind, including without limitation all electronic mail e-mail; (3) any audio, aural, visual, video 
records, recordings, representations any kind; any graphic materials and data 
compilations from which information can obtained; and (5) any materials using other means preserving thought expression. 
Judicial Watch also hereby requests waiver both search and duplication fees pursuant U.S.C.  552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II) and (a)(4)(A)(iii). Judicial Watch entitled waiver search fees under U.S.C.  552(a)( 4)(A)(ii)(Il) because member the news media. National Security Archive Department Defense, 880 F.2d 1381, 1387 (D.C. Cir. 1989)(defining news media within FOIA context). Judicial Watch has also been recognized member the news media other FOIA litigation. See, e.g., .Judicial Watch Inc. U.S. Department Justice, 133 Supp.2d (D.D.C. 2000); and, Judicial Watch, Inc. Department Defense, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44003, 
(D.D.C. June 28, 2006). Judicial Watch regularly obtains information about the 
operations and activities government through FOIA and other means, uses its editorial skills turn this information into distinct works, and publishes and disseminates these works the public. intends likewise with the records receives response this request 
Judicial Watch also entitled complete waiver both search fees and 
duplication fees pursuant U.S.C.  552(a)(4)(A)(iii). Under this provision, records: Freedom Information Act. Pres. Mem. January 21, 2009, Fed. Reg. 4683. 
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shall furnished without any charge charge reduced below the fees established under clause (ii) disclosure the information the public interest because likely contribute significantly public understanding the operations activities government and not primarily the commercial interest the requester. U.S.C.  552(a)(4)(A)(iii). addition, records are not produced within twenty (20) business days, Judicial Watch entitled complete waiver search and duplication fees under Section 6(b) the OPEN Goverrunent Act of2007, which amended FOIA U.S.C.  

(a)(4)(A)(viii). 

Judicial Watch 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, educational organization, and, definition, has commercial purpose. Judicial Watch exists educate the public about the operations and activities government, well increase public Wlderstanding about the importance ethics and the rule law government. The particular records requested herein are sought part Judicial Watch's ongoing efforts document the operations and activities the federal government and educate the public about these operations and activities. Once Judicial Watch obtains the requested records, intends analyze them and disseminate the results its analysis, well the records themselves, special written report. Judicial Watch will also educate the public via radio programs, Judicial Watch's website, and/or newsletter, among other outlets. also will make the records available other members the media researchers upon request. Judicial Watch has proven ability 4isseminate information obtained through FOIA the public, demonstrated its longstanding and continuing public outreach efforts. 
Given these circumstances, Judicial Watch entitled public interest fee waiver both search costs and duplication costs. Nonetheless, the event our request for waiver search and/or duplication costs denied, Judicial Watch willing pay $350.00 search and/or duplication costs. Judicial Watch requests that contacted before any such costs are incurred, order prioritize search and duplication efforts. effort facilitate record production within the statutory time limit, Judicial Watch willing accept documents electronic format (e.g. eJmail, .pdfs). When 
necessary, Judicial Watch will also accept the "rolling prodution" documents. you not Wlderstand this request any portion thereof, you feel you require clarification this request any portion thereof, please qontact immediately 202-646-5172 kbailey@judicialwatch.org. look forward receiving the 
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requested documents and waiver both search and duplication costs within twenty 
(20) business days. Thank you for your cooperation. 
Sincerely, 
Kate Bailey Judicial Watch