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Satterlee v. IRS, No. 21-03046, 2022 WL 16966525 (W.D. Mo. Nov. 16, 2022) (Ketchmark, J.)


Satterlee v. IRS, No. 21-03046, 2022 WL 16966525 (W.D. Mo. Nov. 16, 2022) (Ketchmark, J.)

Re:  Requests for various IRS records including oaths of office and records concerning plaintiff

Disposition:  Denying plaintiff’s pro se motion for new trial

  • Litigation Considerations, Relief:  The court notes that “[m]uch of Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration appears to take issue with the Court’s first summary judgment order, and for which Plaintiff has already been denied reconsideration.”  “Nevertheless, Plaintiff first appears to challenge the propriety of applying exemptions and exclusions from disclosure under [FOIA] to several of his information requests.”  “Yet the Court did not grant summary judgment in this case in favor of Defendant based on its assertion of exemption or exclusion from disclosure under [FOIA] as to any of Plaintiff’s numerous requests.”  “In fact, the Court initially denied Defendant’s motion for summary judgment concerning Plaintiff’s FOIA request for [an] Oath of Office and rejected Defendant’s assertion that the information requested was exempt from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(6).”  “The Court only granted summary judgment on this request in Defendant’s favor after Defendant provided the requested information to Plaintiff.”  “Second, Plaintiff appears to argue that he is entitled to post-judgment relief to the extent Defendant did not ‘produce[ ] as Admissible Evidence’ the actual documents that were provided to Plaintiff in response to his [FOIA] requests.”  “As the Court has stated many times, this case concerns only Plaintiff’s [FOIA] requests, and nothing more.”  “In finding that Defendant satisfied its obligation in responding to Plaintiffs’ numerous [FOIA] requests, the Court properly relied on affidavits submitted in support of Defendant’s motion.”  “The Court is not aware of any special rule applicable to [FOIA] cases that requires an agency to submit more than an affidavit in support a motion for summary judgment, and Plaintiff has provided no legal authority suggesting otherwise.”
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Litigation Considerations, Relief
Updated December 7, 2022