Riddick v. Holland, No. 13-240, 2014 WL 1253631 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 26, 2014) (Caldwell, J.)

Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Riddick v. Holland, No. 13-240, 2014 WL 1253631 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 26, 2014) (Caldwell, J.)

Re: Plaintiff's request for the court to direct the government to comply with plaintiff's FOIA requests because plaintiff alleges that the federal court in the District of Columbia failed to properly address plaintiff's FOIA requests

Disposition: Holding that plaintiff's FOIA claim cannot proceed                         

  • Litigation Considerations:  The court holds that "to the extent that [plaintiff] is attempting in this proceeding to obtain government documents under FOIA, he cannot proceed under [28 U.S.C.] § 2241, which is limited in scope to allowing a federal prisoner to challenge some aspect of the execution of his sentence."  Moreover, the court finds that "[t]he FOIA Action is currently pending in the District of Columbia, and [plaintiff] can pursue his FOIA claims in that proceeding."
Topic: 
District Court
Litigation Considerations
Updated August 22, 2014