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JW v State additional sources HRC emails 01242

JW v State additional sources HRC emails 01242

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Date Created:January 30, 2015

Date Uploaded to the Library:May 31, 2018

Tags:01242, Vaughn, HRC, Emails, FOIA


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Case 1:14-cv-01242-RCL Document Filed 02/02/15 Page
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Plaintiff,
Civil Action No. 14-cv-1242 (RCL)
U.S. DEPARTMENT STATE,
Defendant.
JOINT STATUS REPORT
The parties, counsel, respectfully submit this Joint Status Report and state the
following:
Plaintiff Judicial Watch, Inc. initiated this Freedom Information Act FOIA
lawsuit against Defendant U.S. Department State July 21, 2014. (ECF No. and
perfected service July 28, 2014. (ECF No. 4). Defendants answered the complaint August
27, 2014. (ECF No. 6). accordance with deadlines set forth the Court Scheduling Order
September 15, 2014 (ECF No. 9), the parties filed Joint Status Report (ECF No. 10) which
they advised the Court that (1) Defendant had produced Plaintiff the non-exempt, responsive
documents subject the FOIA and draft Vaughn index; (2) Plaintiff had completed its review the draft Vaughn index and advised Defendant its objections; and (3) the parties believe
might possible either settle this case narrow the issues which must presented the
Court for adjudication. that status report, the parties also respectfully proposed that they
continue confer and file joint status report, including joint recommendations for further
proceedings, should they necessary, later than February 2015.
Case 1:14-cv-01242-RCL Document Filed 02/02/15 Page the course preparing additional information provide Plaintiff for
purposes settlement discussions, Defendant has discovered that additional searches for
documents potentially responsive the FOIA must conducted. Therefore, the parties
respectfully propose that Defendant will, April 2015, perform the additional searches and
provide Plaintiff (1) any additional non-exempt, responsive documents subject the FOIA
that may uncovered the search, (2) revised draft Vaughn index reflecting any
withholdings made such documents, and (3) draft declaration describing how Defendant
conducted searches for potentially responsive documents.
The parties continue believe might possible either settle this case
narrow the issues which must presented the Court for adjudication. The parties therefore
further respectfully propose that, April 24, 2015, Plaintiff shall complete its review the
information described above and notify Defendant whether will raise any objections
the search any withholdings made Defendant. The parties shall then continue confer
and file joint status report, including joint recommendations for further proceedings, should
they necessary, later than May 2015.
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Case 1:14-cv-01242-RCL Document Filed 02/02/15 Page
Date: February 2015
Respectfully submitted,
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
JOYCE BRANDA
Acting Assistant Attorney General
/s/ Ramona Cotca
RAMONA COTCA
(D.C. Bar No. 501159)
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
(202) 646-5172, ext. 328
rcotca@JudicialWatch.org
ELIZABETH SHAPIRO
Deputy Branch Director
/s/ Robert Prince
ROBERT PRINCE (D.C. Bar No. 975545)
United States Department Justice
Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, 20530
Tel: (202) 305 3654
robert.prince@usdoj.gov
Counsel for Plaintiff
Counsel for Defendant
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