Cordray Appointment FOIA Request
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Date Created:January 25, 2012
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JudicialWatcli 425 Tllird St., SW, Ste. 800 Washington, 20024 Phone: 202-646-5172 Fax: 202-646-5 lnternet: www.judicialwatch.org Fax From1 Judicial Watcli Because n.o one above the law! January 25, 2012 VIA CERTIFIED MAIL FACSIMILE 329-3642 FOIA Manager Martin Michalosky Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 St., N.W. Washington> D.C. 20220 (202) 435-7198 Re: FOIA all records director DearMr. Pursuant the Freedom oflnformation Act (FOIA), U.S.C. 552, Judicial Watch, Inc (Judicial Watch) hereby requests that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) produce the following records within twenty (20) business days: All conununications concerning> refening> relating Richard Cordray's appointment director CFPB; All reimbursements, reservations, vouchers and any other documentation reflecting travel and lodging for Mr. Cordray, his family> any additional guests, and the Ohio judge who January 2012 accepted Mr. Cordray's Oath Office Washington, D.C. The time frame for this request December 2011 through the present. placing this request, Judicial Watch directs CFPB's attention President Obama January 21, 2009 Memorandum concerning FOIA which states: All agencies should adopt presumption favor disclosure order renew their commitment the principles embodied FOIA ... The presumption disclosure should applied all decisions involving FOIA.1 425Third St., SW, Suite 800, Washington, 20024 Tel: (202) or1-888-593-8442 646-5172FAX: (202) 646-5199 Email: info@JudicialWatch.org www.JudicialWatch.org CFPB January 25, 2012 The memorandum goes state that FOIA "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. den 'd, 415 U.S. 977 (1974). addition, any reasonably segregable po1tion responsive record must provided, after redaction any allegedly exempt material. U.S.C. 552(b). Judicial Watch also hereby requests waiver both search and duplication fees pursuant U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II) and 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). Judicial Watch entitled waiver search fees under U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II) because member the news media. See National Security Archive Department Defense, 880 F.2d 1381, 1387 (D.C. Cir. 1989). Judicial Watch has also been recognized member the news media other FOIA litigation. See Judicial Watch, Inc. U.S. Department of.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: 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 Government Act 2007, which amended FOIA U.S.C. 552(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 understanding about the importance ethics and the rule law government. The particular records requested herein are sought part Judicial Watch's ongoing efforts CFPB January 25, 2012 docwnent 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 disseminate information obtained through FOIA the public, demonstrated its long-standing 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. e-mail, .pdfs). When necessary, Judicial Watch will also accept the "rolling production" documents. you not understand this request any portion thereof, you feel you require clarification, please immediately contact Judicial Watch FOIA Manager John Althen (202) 646-5172. Judicial Watch looks forward receiving the requested documents and waiver both search and duplication costs within twenty (20) business days. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Lisette Garcia, .D. Freedom ofrnformation Act. Pres. Mem. January 21, 2009, Fed. Reg. 4683.