Letters Blogatory’s FOIA Page

This page collects information about my Freedom of Information Act case against the US Department of State.

Posts About the Case

So far I have written four substantive posts about the public records obtained from the Department.

You can also find a complete archive of everything I’ve written about the case by clicking here.

Pleadings and Other Papers Filed In Court

I’ve reprinted (with some editorial modifications) the docket from the case, Folkman v. US Department of State, Civ. A. No. 1:13-cv-10614-RWZ, which is pending in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. You can also obtain the docket from the Court’s PACER website.

  1. COMPLAINT against US Department of State
    1. Exhibit 1—FOIA request
    2. Civil Action Cover Sheet
    3. Local Category Sheet
  2. ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Rya W. Zobel assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein.
  3. Summons Issued as to US Department of State.
  4. NOTICE of Appearance by Anita Johnson on Behalf of the US Department of State
  5. SUMMONS Returned Executed as to US Attorney
    1. Exhibit 1
    2. Exhibit 2
    3. Exhibit 3
  6. ANSWER to [1] Complaint
  7. MOTION for Order to Compel the Defendant to Produce a Vaughn Index
  8. MEMORANDUM in Support re [7] MOTION for Order Compel the Defendant to Produce a Vaughn Index
  9. Judge Rya W. Zobel: ENDORSED ORDER entered granting [7] Motion for Order compelling the defendant to produce a Vaughn Index without opposition, and so ordered.
  10. NOTICE of Scheduling Conference Scheduling Conference set for 8/20/2013 02:00 PM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Rya W. Zobel.
  11. JOINT STATEMENT re Scheduling Conference.
  12. CERTIFICATION Pursuant to Local Rule 16.1.
  13. Set/Reset Hearings: Scheduling Conference set for 8/20/2013 02:30 PM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Rya W. Zobel. (TIME CHANGE ONLY)
  14. MOTION for Extension of Time to 9/30/2013 to Produce Vaughn Index.
  15. MOTION for Extension of Time of Scheduling Conference
  16. Opposition re [15] MOTION for Extension of Time of Scheduling Conference
  17. Judge Rya W. Zobel: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting [14] Motion for Extension of Time; granting [15] Motion for Extension of Time Scheduling Conference Reset for 10/2/2013 03:00 PM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Rya W. Zobel.
  18. AFFIDAVIT in Support re [14] MOTION for Extension of Time to 9/30/2013 to Produce Vaughn Index
  19. Joint MOTION to Continue Scheduling Conference to October 16, 2013
  20. Judge Rya W. Zobel: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting [19] Motion to Continue Scheduling Conference Reset for 10/15/2013 02:00 PM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Rya W. Zobel.
  21. MOTION to Stay All Deadlines and the October 15, 2013 Scheduling Conference in Light of Lapse of Appropriations.
  22. Judge Rya W. Zobel: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting [21] Motion to Stay. Scheduling Conference reset to 11/7/13 at 2:30 p.m.
  23. Set/Reset Hearings: Scheduling Conference Reset for 11/7/2013 02:30 PM in Courtroom 12 before Judge Rya W. Zobel.
  24. JOINT STATEMENT re scheduling conference.
  25. ELECTRONIC Clerk’s Notes for proceedings held before Judge Rya W. Zobel: Scheduling Conference held on 11/7/2013 (Status Report due by 2/28/2014 as to paragraph 3 of the joint statement). (Court Reporter: No Court Reporter Used.)(Attorneys present: Folkman & Johnson).

The FOIA Documents

Given the volume of documents already received, I am not providing an index on this page. I am making the documents available on request, or you can obtain them from the State Department directly.

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