Interestingly, on March 26th, someone used Bing to search for “Congressional investigations of the faa” and got to our site. Thanks for telling us Bing. Interestingly, they used Internet Explorer on Windows 7.
The FAA has ignored the requests for estimated completion dates which we sent a few weeks ago.
The next step is seeking a Court to compel compliance with FOIA, which we will be seeking soon.
FAA has filed its Answer to the Second Amended Complaint in Rutila v. FAA 1.
Admitted that FAA employee Eddie Drake communicated by telephone with Jorge Rojas regarding Mr. Rojas’ FOIA requests
An FAA Employee has released the status of whether or not an applicant was well qualified or qualified on the ATSA exam. We look forward to taking the FAA to Court on this issue now, seeing that the information can’t possibly be internal. It seems as though the Louis Memo hasn’t worked its way down the agency yet.
Today it’s Rickie Cannon providing guidance to HR reps on how to handle a FOIA appeal which the agency remanded back and then back-pedalled.
This is about all we can say due to the Ninth Circuit rules prohibiting discussions regarding mediation publicly.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Notice of Docket Activity
The following transaction was entered on 03/10/2017 at 3:59:53 PM PST and filed on 03/10/2017
Filed Mediation order: This case is not selected for inclusion in the Mediation Program. All further inquiries regarding this appeal, including requests for extensions of time, should be directed to the Clerk’s office. Counsel are requested to contact the Circuit Mediator should circumstances develop that warrant further settlement discussions.  (BS)
Notice will be electronically mailed to:
Mrs. Alarice M. Medrano, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Mr. Michael William Pearson, Attorney
Today we look at the Stacie Graves Declaration. We will simply be posting the Declaration – not actually addressing the arguments until we file our Response.
I, Stacie Graves, declare as follows:
The DOJ on late Friday morning filed a “Notice of Filing Signed Declaration” for Rojas v. FAA 5, specifically for its Motion for Summary Judgment, where it says that:
Ms. Graves was unavailable to sign her declaration at the time of filing the Statement of Facts. Her declaration was therefore filed without her signature.
FAA filed its Motion for Summary Judgment at 8:44PM the day it was due for Rojas v. FAA. Talk about a long day for DOJ attorneys.
Some interesting quotes below. We will reserve our commentary for the Response.