“Must have been his high school picture”, Redacted – Rojas v. FAA 5

We wonder who’s picture this is.

We also wonder how the picture is:

records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement records or information could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Also, FAA stated in its response letter that the redactions under 7(C) were regarding “names and contact information” for DOT IG agents.


FAA Releases Shelton Snow Investigation File – Rojas v. FAA 5

The FAA has indicated that it has mailed the Shelton Snow investigation file, pursuant to Court order.

We expect to receive the documents soon, and will then need to determine if any issues remain. Based on the FAA’s responseĀ letter, it appears that redactions were made outside of the confines of the Court’s order.

Additionally, pursuant to the Court’s order, the agency provided two additional declarations, which are supposed to both detail the search efforts along with describing why records that were found to be responsive before were no longer responsive.

Olson Declaration 20180309

Declaration Daniel Maggard 2016-9570

Less than 1 week remains for production of Snow Investigation File!

Less than one week remains for the FAA to provide the records responsive to the Shelton Snow investigation request. The known total of records is at least 3,000. 2,000 pages were previously identified, and the FAA has recently “found” more.

ORDER: The Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Provide Documents to Plaintiff 28 is granted. The deadline for Defendants to provide documents to Plaintiff in response to FOIA Request 9570 pursuant to this Court’s Order 27 , is extended until March 9, 2018. Defendants will provide Plaintiff, by March 9, 2018, with a declaration detailing and describing the search performed, along with an explanation of the reasons why records were identified as potentially responsive and then later found not responsive. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the deadline for Plaintiff to inform this Court whether this action may be dismissed is extended until March 16, 2018. Signed by Judge G Murray Snow on 2/21/2018. (REK) (Entered: 02/21/2018)

Agency Finds Over 1250 More Records for Snow Investigation, Seeks Extension of Time

The day prior to the court ordered deadline to produce records for Rojas v. FAA 5, the agency emailed for a three week extension of time. As part of that request, the agency asserted that it may be withholding documents as well. We opposed, and after several iterations, the language of the extension was finalized, and filed a few hours before the Court’s original deadline.

The extension of time only applies to one of the FOIA requests at issue.

Noteworthy is that the agency released 40 pages, of the many listed on the Vaughn Index, for the request they are requesting the extension for, despite there being many more documents listed in the Index. We are currently reviewing the production, but are also concerned as to why the FAA has not released records responsive to the other requests yet.

More coming soon….

The judge has yet to approve this extension of time.

28 – Extension M