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Judicial Watch, Inc. v. DOJ, No. 12-0952, 2013 WL 2353779 (D.D.C. May 30, 2013) (Kollar-Kotelly, J.)

Re: Records concerning pilot program related to prosecutorial discretion initiative in Baltimore and Detroit Immigration Courts Disposition: Granting defendant's unopposed motion for summary judgment and dismissing case
  • Motion for Summary Judgment: The court grants DOJ's motion for summary judgment after plaintiff filed a corrected response indicating that it "determined not to oppose Defendant's motion."  The court notes that "[i]n view of Plaintiff's response, [it] shall 'assume that facts identified by [defendant] in its statement of material facts are admitted.'"  Accordingly, the court concludes that "Defendant has amply supported its motion with detailed explanations of Defendant's search for documents responsive to Plaintiff's FOIA request and, where necessary, the application of FOIA exemptions to all records withheld in whole or in part." The court also finds that DOJ "has conducted an adequate search of its records, properly asserted an exemption for all withheld material, and released all reasonably segregable material."
Court Decision Topic(s)
District Court opinions
Litigation Considerations, Summary Judgment
Updated January 28, 2020