Lardner v. United States Department of Justice

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2003-cv-00180

ORDER granting in part and denying in part {{23}} plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, and granting in part and denying in part {{24}} defendant's motion for summary judgment. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 3/31/05. (lcjdb2)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GEORGE LARDNER, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No. 03-0180 (JDB) UNITED STATE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Defendant. ORDER Upon consideration of [23] plaintiff's motion for summary judgment or, in the alternative, for a more adequate Vaughn index, [24] defendant's motion for summary judgment, and the entire record in this case, and for the reasons explained in the Memorandum Opinion issued on this date, it is this 31st day of March, 2005, hereby ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for summary judgment or, in the alternative, for a more adequate Vaughn index is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part; it is further ORDERED that defendant's motion for summary judgment is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part; and it is further ORDERED that defendant shall disclose to plaintiff the names of unsuccessful pardon applicants to the extent they appear in requested documents, and the names of individuals who wrote letters in support of pardon applications or were listed as character references on pardon applications to the extent they appear in requested documents, except that defendant shall not be required to disclose to plaintiff any names that appear in documents or portions of documents that defendant has otherwise properly withheld under FOIA. /s/ John D. Bates JOHN D. BATES United States District Judge Dated: March 31, 2005 Copies to: Michael Edward Tankersley Public Citizen Litigation Group 1600 20th Street, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20009 202-588-1000 (telephone) 202-588-7795 (fax) E-mail: tankers@citizen.org Allison Marcy Zieve Public Citizen Litigation Group 1600 20th Street, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20009 202-588-1000 (telephone) 202-588-7795 (fax) E-mail: azieve@citizen.org John Russell Tyler United States Department of Justice 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20530 202-514-2356 (telephone) 202-616-8470 (fax) E-mail: john.tyler@usdoj.gov