Martinez v. U.S. State Dep't, No. 14-1616, 2015 WL 222210 (M.D. Tenn. Jan. 14, 2015) (Campbell, J.)
Re: Request for records concerning plaintiff
Disposition: Ordering defendant to make determination on plaintiff's request within twenty days and to produce requested documents within thirty days of order
- Procedural Requirements, Time Limits: "[T]he Court orders that Defendant shall make its 'determination,' as defined above, with regard to Plaintiff's request within twenty (20) days from entry of this Order and that Defendant shall produce the requested documents and/or its reasons for withholding any documents it withholds within thirty (30) days of this Order." "[T]he Court finds that there are no exceptional circumstances in this case, and a determination on Plaintiff's request is long overdue." "Defendant has failed to demonstrate that the Court should allow Defendant additional time." "Plaintiff has demonstrated a genuine need for urgency in gaining access to these records." "Plaintiff is a U.S. citizen facing extradition to Mexico, where he faces death threats." "He believes the requested documents will fortify his case against extradition, and time is of the essence."