Butler v. United States Department of Justice

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2002-cv-00412

ENTERED IN ERROR.MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 12-21-05. (jpm) Modified on 3/2/2006.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JAMES A. BUTLER, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No. 02-412 (RBW) DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Defendant. ORDER This matter is before the Court upon remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In its mandate of June 9, 2005, the Circuit Court held that defendant had failed to demonstrate that it had performed an adequate search for responsive documents as required by the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"). The Circuit Court also stated that this Court " may order DOJ to submit a reasonably detailed affidavit upon which the reasonableness of its search can be judged." According, it is ORDERED that within 30 days of this Order that defendant file an affidavit regarding its search for documents responsive to plaintiff' s FOIA request. It is FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff file a response to defendant' s affidavit within 30 days thereafter. _______________________ REGGIE B. WALTON United States District Judge DATE: August 5, 2005