Despite being notified 1.25 years ago that the address was changed, FAA sends mail to the wrong one, even for a request which is in litigation as part of Rojas v. FAA #5, and which documents were served upon FAA listing the proper address. FAA even replied to that email saying that they updated our address “in the system”
Yesterday the FAA filed its Reply to our Response to their Motion for Summary Judgment, in an attempt to close out Rojas v. FAA 5. The lawsuit concerns several things, including Snow investigation info and EEO information.
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.
Since FAA is required to make the records part of the Court docket today anyways, we are posting the emails that were released as part of one of the requests under Rojas v. FAA 5. We are still reviewing the emails, and, their eventual motion prior to taking a complete position on certain withholdings.
The FAA’s deadline to file its Reply to its Motion for Summary Judgment is tomorrow for Rojas v. FAA 5. It is likely that we will be responding further, due to the release of additional records and withholding.
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.
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.
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)
ORDER – IT IS HEREBY ORDERED granting the Motion 21 . The deadline for filing Defendants’ reply in support of its Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 12 ) shall be May 26, 2017. Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 5/16/17.(SLQ) (Entered: 05/16/2017)