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FOIA lawsuit schedule set

Judge Richard J. Leon has ordered a schedule for disclosure/briefing by the State Department regarding claims brought by the ACCG, IAPN and PNG. Under this schedule, requested records may be released or exemptions may be requested no later than May 9, 2008. A determination of any future action by the plaintiffs will be made no later than June 2, 2008.

February 04, 2008

Docket Text:
MINUTE ORDER granting [10] Joint MOTION To Set Schedule by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE. It is hereby ORDERED that the above-captioned case be governed by the following schedule: To the extent defendant identifies documents that require comment, review and/or processing by other agencies, defendant will send such documents to such other agencies and notify plaintiffs of such requirement by 5/9/08. For all other documents responsive to the FOIA requests at issue, by 5/9/08, defendant will complete its processing and provide plaintiffs with (a) documents and portions of documents that it deems releasable under the FOIA, (b) a statement as to whether it has withheld any documents, and (c) a description of the FOIA exemptions it has relied upon in withholding any material. Upon reviewing the released documents, plaintiffs shall notify defendant of its intent to continue this action by 6/2/08. If plaintiffs chose to continue this action, plaintiffs shall specify in such notification what portions of defendants processing and response they continue to challenge, including which redactions or withholdings they wish to challenge. Should plaintiffs choose to continue this action, defendant shall file a dispositive motion and/or Vaughn index by 6/27/08; plaintiffs response to such motion shall be due 7/25/08; and defendants reply shall be due 8/8/08. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 2/4/08. (lcrjl2, )

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