Ariz. Family Health P'ship v. HHS, No. 18-02581, 2019 WL 130578 (D.D.C. Jan. 8, 2019) (McFadden, J.)

Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ariz. Family Health P'ship v. HHS, No. 18-02581, 2019 WL 130578 (D.D.C. Jan. 8, 2019) (McFadden, J.)

Re:  Plaintiff's motion for injunction concerning release of plaintiff's Title X grant applications

Disposition:  Denying plaintiffs' emergency motion for injunction pending appeal

  • Litigation Considerations:  The court relates that "[it] enjoined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . . . from releasing specific information in the Plaintiffs' Title X grant applications but permitted the Department to release the applications, subject to both agreed-upon and Court-ordered redactions."  "The Plaintiffs appealed the Court's Order . . . and now seek an injunction pending appeal."  The court holds that "[t]he Plaintiffs' motion identifies no error in the Court's oral opinion and Order."  Additionally, the court finds that "Plaintiffs do not face irreparable harm without a stay."  "Under the Court's Order, the Department will not release their truly confidential information."  Also, the court finds that "[n]ot only would the Department be harmed, the FOIA requesters would also be harmed without disclosure of these grant applications."  "The FOIA grants them the right to speedy and robust disclosure of government-held information."  "They undoubtedly hope to use the information for their upcoming applications."  "For them, justice delayed is justice denied."
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated March 22, 2019