Keeping Gov't Beholden, Inc. v. DOJ, No. 17-01569, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 198615 (D.D.C. Dec. 1, 2017) (Jackson, J.)

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Keeping Gov't Beholden, Inc. v. DOJ, No. 17-01569, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 198615 (D.D.C. Dec. 1, 2017) (Jackson, J.)

Re: Request for certain emails sent by former FBI director containing word "'transitory'"

Disposition: Denying plaintiff's motion to expedite case

  • Litigation Considerations:  The court relates that "Plaintiff asks this Court to order DOJ to expedite review of the documents pertaining to Count Five of Plaintiff's complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1657(a), a statute that allows litigants to request that a federal court expedite its review of an action when 'good cause therefor is shown.'"  The court finds that "Plaintiff's motion cannot be sustained."  The court finds that "Plaintiff has not clearly demonstrated that section 1657(a) is a generally acceptable route for seeking expedition of the processing of documents under the FOIA[]" and, regardless "has not made any similar showing of significant need, much less the kind of urgent need that could possibly justify this Court's application of section 1657(a) to excuse Plaintiff's failure to seek expedition directly from the agency."
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated June 28, 2018