Leadership Conference On Civil Rights v. Ashcroft et al

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2004-cv-01664

ORDER granting in part and denying in part defendants' motion {{16}} for summary judgment and an Open America Stay; plaintiff's motion {{29}} for partial summary judgment is granted in part and denied in part; defendants shall expedite processi ng plaintiff's FOIA requests and produce the requested records to plaintiffs as soon as practicable, but no later than September 28, 2006; defendants have to and including October 28, 2006, to provide a Vaughn Index, supporting declaration and m otion for summary judgment relating to the remaining FOIA requests before the Court; defendants shall disclose to plaintiffs the draft of the proposed 7th Edition of Federal Prosecution of Election Officials and the names and work telephone extension numbers of paralegals of the Department of Justice that have been withheld; defendants may withhold the information redacted from law enforcement records in the court records and filing previously processed; plaintiff's motion {{44}} to Expedite Plaintiff's Motion for Expedited Consideration is found to be moot.(lcrcl1,)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________________________ LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON) CIVIL RIGHTS,)) Plaintiff,)) v.) Civil Action No. 04-1664 (RCL)) ALBERTO GONZALES, ATTORNEY) GENERAL, et al.,)) Defendants.) ____________________________________) ORDER Upon consideration of defendants' motion [16] for summary judgment and motion to stay proceedings pursuant to Open America v. Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 547 F.2d 605 (D.C. Cir. 1976), the opposition and reply thereto and after a review of the entire record, it is hereby ORDERED that defendants' motion [16] for summary judgment and an Open America Stay is granted in part and denied in part, and it is further ORDERED that plaintiff's motion [29] for partial summary judgment is granted in part and denied in part. It is further ORDERED that defendants shall expedite processing plaintiff's FOIA requests and produce the requested records to plaintiffs as soon as practicable, but no later than September 28, 2006; and it is further ORDERED that defendants have to and including October 28, 2006, to provide a Vaughn Index, supporting declaration and motion for summary judgment relating to the remaining FOIA requests before the Court; and it is further ORDERED that defendants shall disclose to plaintiffs the draft of the proposed 7th Edition of Federal Prosecution of Election Officials and the names and work telephone extension numbers of paralegals of the Department of Justice that have been withheld; and it is further ORDERED that defendants may withhold the information redacted from law enforcement records in the court records and filing previously processed; and it is further ORDERED that plaintiff's motion [44] to Expedite Plaintiff's Motion for Expedited Consideration is found to be MOOT. SO ORDERED Signed by Royce C. Lamberth, United States District Judge, December 9, 2005.