Thursday, June 23, 2016
Erisman v. Md. Parole Comm'n, No. 16-2094, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81766 (D. Md. June 23, 2016) (Chasanow, J.)
Re: Request for transcript or audio recording of petitioner's parole hearing
Disposition: Dismissing petitioner's request for mandamus relief
- Procedural Requirements, Entities Subject to the FOIA: The court holds that, "[t]o the extent that Petitioner is raising a claim under FOIA, he has failed to state a cognizable claim." "FOIA provides a mechanism for citizens to obtain documents from federal agencies, and grants the federal district courts jurisdiction to review agency compliance with those requests." "The Maryland Parole Commission is not a federal agency subject to the provisions of FOIA."
Updated October 20, 2016