Judge Stephen McNamee has entered the second order in two days for Rojas v. FAA 3. Yesterday, the Judge ordered Mr. Snow file a declaration regarding his search for chats. Today, he has ordered to see for himself the records that have been withheld.
A ruling has come down for part of Rojas v. FAA 3. This is the one where emails for Shelton Snow suddenly disappeared and then magically reappeared.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has ORDERED Shelton Snow search his computer for chats and provide a sworn declaration stating whether or not the search revealed any records.
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.
Judge Snow has issued a scheduling order for Rojas v. FAA 5, filed last week. In that order, Federal Defendants are required to answer the lawsuit in 30 days, instead of the 60 day summons previously issued.It is possible the FAA will seek an extension though. The case was also assigned to the EXPEDITED track, similar to Rojas v. FAA 3 and Rojas v. FAA 4.
The counter for the agency to file a Motion for Summary Judgment is also 6 months from now. It is therefore likely that any records the agency will turn over without resorting to litigation will be turned over by then.