Erisman v. Md. Parole Comm'n, No. 16-2094, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81766 (D. Md. June 23, 2016) (Chasanow, J.)

Date: 
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."
Topic: 
District Court
Procedural
Updated October 20, 2016