JAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY and 9 other new FOIA lawsuits, plus case descriptions
- February 21, 2022
Harry Hammitt, The FOIA Project
3. PROTECT THE PUBLIC’S TRUST v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (filed Feb 9, 2022)
Protect the Public’s Trust submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Energy for records returned in a keyword search of “Mulhern,” “Granholm Mulhern Associates,” and “Dan Mulhern” related to Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s ethics agreement. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. PPT agreed to narrow the scope of its request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, PPT filed suit.
Issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation – Vaughn index, Litigation – Attorney’s fees