BREAKING: “Pending OIG Law Enforcement Investigation” Against Snow!

The FAA has attempted to bring forward new arguments in response to the contradictions to their motion to close out the fifth FOIA lawsuit against them.

They assert that the OIG is now conducting a law enforcement investigation against Shelton Snow.

Interesting how things change, especially considering that FAA told Congress that they reviewed all relevant materials and found nothing wrong.

ARTICLE – A Well Is A Well When It Comes To Exemption 9

http://thefoiablog.typepad.com/the_foia_blog/2017/05/a-well-is-a-well-when-it-comes-to-exemption-9.html

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently heard an appeal of a decision that wanted to get it to distinguish between types of wells when it comes to Exemption 9.  However, the Court found that it makes no difference what type of well was at issue and any well information that fit into the Exemption’s plain language could be withheld.  The well at issue concerned water; appellant’s tried to argue that the Exemption applied to oil and gas wells but the Court didn’t buy the argument.

FAA Releases Snow Investigation Records, Rojas v. FAA 5!

The FAA has released responsive records for Rojas v. FAA 5, with regards to the Shelton Snow email investigation. We are currently reviewing the release, and will be reviewing the Government’s future supplemental response to the Court informing of the justification for the withholdings it made. That deadline is currently for May 26, 2017. FAA had stated that “evidently there are additional responsive documents,” although we had thought it was for another request part of the case.

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Rojas v. FAA 2 Oral Argument Transcript to be Posted 8/15/17

TRANSCRIPT for proceedings held on 05/10/2016; 9:04 A.M.. Court Reporter/Electronic Court Recorder: MARIA BUSTILLOS, phone number XX FOR ALL TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Electronic Court Recorder before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Notice of Intent to Redact due within 7 days of this date. Redaction Request due 6/5/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/14/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/14/2017. (Bustillos, Maria)