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FOIA/P Mail Referral Unit Department Justice 
Room 115 
LOC Building 
Washington, 20530-0001 

Pursuant the Freedom oflnformation Act (FOIA), U.S.C.  552, Judicial Watch, Inc. hereby requests that the Department Justice produce the following within twenty (20) business days: 
Any and all records concerning, regarding, related the December 23, 2011 ruling legalize non-sports betting over the internet, including but not limited any records the legal basis for the ruling under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act 2006. call your attention President Obama's January 21, 2009 Memorandum concerning the Freedom Information Act, 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 
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 Freedom Information Act. Pres. Mem. January 21, 2009, Fed. Reg. 4683. 
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Tel: (202) 646-5172 1-888-593-8442 FAX: (202) 646-5199  Email: info@JudiciaJWatch.org www.JudicialWatch.org 
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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 ofany allegedly exempt material. 
u.s.c.  552(b). 
For purposes this request, the term "record" shall mean: (I) any written, printed, typed material any kind, including without Iimitation all correspondence, memoranda, notes, messages, letters, cards, facsimiles, papers, fo1ms, 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 pw-suant 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)(ll) because member the news media. National Security Archive Department Defense, 880 F.2d 81, 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. US. 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 tum 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 W1dcr clause (ii) disclosure the information the public interest because likely contribute significantly public understanding the operations activities government and not primarily the commcrciaJ interest the requester. U.S.C.  552(a)(4)(A)(iii). 
Department Justice 
October 15, 2014 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.  (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 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 ma.kc 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 denjcd, 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 this request any portion thereof, please contact immediately 2026465172 kbailey@judicialwatch.org. look forward receiving the 
requested documents and waiver both search and duplication costs within twenty 
(20) business days. Thank you for your cooperation. 
Sincerely, 
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Kate Bailey Judicial Watch