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Bustillo v. DOJ, No. 13-1283, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32857 (D.D.C. Mar. 15, 2016) (Walton, J.)

Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bustillo v. DOJ, No. 13-1283, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32857 (D.D.C. Mar. 15, 2016) (Walton, J.)

Re: Request for name of guard who admitted plaintiff to USP Terre Haute

Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment

  • Litigation Considerations, Mootness and Other Grounds for Dismissal:  The court finds that "BOP further disclosed, 'as a matter of agency discretion,' two 'names of the staff assigned to the USP Receiving and Discharge Unit responsible for processing incoming inmates at USP Terre Haute on July 23, 2012,' . . . which the Court finds was the very information the plaintiff had requested."  Additionally, regarding plaintiff's request for "'the complete name of the abusive guard that admitted him to administrative detention[,]'" the court finds that "[a]ny request for records pertaining to that placement, however, is beyond the scope of this litigation."
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Mootness
Updated April 28, 2016