Rule 10.500 - Federal Communications and Agreements

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From: Anonymous Person

RE: Federal Communications and Agreements - our ref# ZX04-434574-01

Pursuant to Court Rule 10.500, see attached request to: Judicial Council of California, the Supreme Court of California , and the Court of Appeals of California . Please read the attachment in its entirety.

** Every response you send or provide (including all responsive records) may be automatically and immediately visible to the general public on the MuckRock.com web service used to issue this request. ** (I am not a representative of MuckRock)

Please contact us PRIOR to performing any services or copies requiring fees, with a fee estimate/break-down if possible.
We do not automatically agree to pay fees by virtue of this request.
Please do perform any search and record copying/production that are provided for free in your jurisdiction. If free, also provide a determination of which requests have responsive records and whether we may inspect them in person, if we so choose.

Please respond in no more than 10 days.

Thanks,
Anonymous

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From: Judicial Council of California

Good morning,

You have reached the "Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records" (PAJAR) team at the Judicial Council of California. The PAJAR team responds to requests to inspect "judicial administrative records" pursuant to rule 10.500 of the California Rules of Court. You can find information about rule 10.500, the process for requesting records, and the types of records available through this process at www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>.

Properly processing this request will require additional time. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.500(e)(8).)

We estimate that we will be able to notify you of our determination about whether we have responsive records that are disclosable by or before May 28, 2019. If our estimate changes, we will let you know as quickly as practicable.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov | www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the California Supreme Court to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a court employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and

* "[A]ll agreements" the court may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past court officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, we have, nevertheless, conducted a reasonable search, and the court has determined it has no responsive records.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a court employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and
* "[A]ll agreements" the court may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past court officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, having conducted a reasonable search, the court has determined it has no responsive records.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the California Court of Appeal, the Second Appellate District, to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a court employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and
* "[A]ll agreements" the court may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past court officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, having conducted a reasonable search, the court has determined it has no responsive records.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a court employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and

* "[A]ll agreements" the court may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past court officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, based on the court's review of the request, and on the court's knowledge of the records it maintains, the court has determined it has no judicial administrative records that are subject to disclosure.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a court employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and

* "[A]ll agreements" the court may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past court officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, having conducted a reasonable search, the court has determined it has no responsive records.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District, to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a court employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and

* "[A]ll agreements" the court may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past court officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, having conducted a reasonable search, the court has determined it has no responsive records.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a court employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and

* "[A]ll agreements" the court may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past court officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, based on its understanding of the records that it maintains, the court has determined it has no responsive records.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In the attachment, you asked the Judicial Council of California to provide copies of:

* "[A]ll email, calendar invites, text/SMS/MMS/instant messages, or memos" that a Judicial Council employee or officer may have sent to, or received from, any of 51 listed individuals, offices, and entities, between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2019; and
* "[A]ll agreements" the Judicial Council may have entered with any of 50 listed entities that were executed or in effect in the same time period.

Your request is vague in its reference to communications with listed entities or offices, rather than named individuals. It also is overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it could be read as requiring a search of the records of every current and past Judicial Council officer and employee, for a 28 month period, in each instance running searches for more than 50 names, addresses, and offices. Without waiving these objections, having conducted a reasonable search, the PAJAR team has determined the Judicial Council has one responsive record, a copy of which is attached.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

From: Anonymous Person

Thank you for your response to RE: Federal Communications and Agreements - our ref# ZX04-434574-01 . The judicial entities objected to various parts of our request, but also claimed to have conducted reasonable searches notwithstanding those objections, and arrived at one . We have a follow up.

Pursuant to Court Rule 10.500, we request from: Judicial Council of California, the Supreme Court of California , and the Court of Appeals of California :
1. Records of emails, IT/support tickets, or memos, between May 1 and May 28, used to conduct the searches or determine responses for our prior mentioned request (ZX04-434574-01).

** Every response you send or provide (including all responsive records) may be automatically and immediately visible to the general public on the MuckRock.com web service used to issue this request. ** (I am not a representative of MuckRock)

Please contact us PRIOR to performing any services or copies requiring fees, with a fee estimate/break-down if possible.
We do not automatically agree to pay fees by virtue of this request.
Please do perform any search and record copying/production that are provided for free in your jurisdiction. If free, also provide a determination of which requests have responsive records and whether we may inspect them in person, if we so choose.

Please respond in no more than 10 days.

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

In an earlier email, sent on May 1, 2019 (below), you requested records from the California appellate courts and from the Judicial Council of California. We responded on behalf of those entities on May 28, 2019. The same day, you submitted a second request to the same entities, this time seeking copies of "emails, IT/support tickets, or memos, between May 1 and May 28, used to conduct the searches or determine responses" to the first (May 1) request. Please see, below, the determinations reached by the seven courts and the council:

* The following entities have determined they have no disclosable responsive records, because the only responsive records are exempt (see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.500(f)(5)): the Supreme Court of California; the California Courts of Appeal, the Third and the Sixth Appellate Districts; and the Judicial Council.

* The California Courts of Appeal, the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Appellate Districts, have determined they have no responsive records.

Regards,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov | www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm

From: Anonymous Person

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Anonymous Person

From: Anonymous Person

Hello,

I believe I have appropriately adjusted the requests that were previously deemed vague or overly burdensome. Please see below.

RE: Federal Communications and Agreements - our ref# ZX04-434579-03

Pursuant to Court Rule 10.500, see attached request to: Judicial Council of California, the Supreme Court of California , and the Court of Appeals of California . Please read the attachment in its entirety.

** Every response you send or provide (including all responsive records) may be automatically and immediately visible to the general public on the MuckRock.com web service used to issue this request. ** (I am not a representative of MuckRock)

Please contact us PRIOR to performing any services or copies requiring fees, with a fee estimate/break-down if possible.
We do not automatically agree to pay fees by virtue of this request.
Please do perform any search and record copying/production that are provided for free in your jurisdiction. If free, also provide a determination of which requests have responsive records and whether we may inspect them in person, if we so choose.

Please respond in no more than 10 days.

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

You have reached the "Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records" (PAJAR) team at the Judicial Council of California. The PAJAR team responds to requests to inspect "judicial administrative records" pursuant to rule 10.500 of the California Rules of Court. You can find information about rule 10.500, the process for requesting records, and the types of records available through this process at www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>.

Properly processing your request, attached, will require additional time. (See Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10.500(e)(8).) To respond to your request, we must consult with other components of the Judicial Council and other judicial branch entities.

We estimate that we will be able to notify you of our determination about whether we have responsive records that are disclosable by or before July 5, 2019. If our estimate changes, we will let you know as quickly as practicable.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov | www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm

From: Judicial Council of California

Good afternoon,

We respond here to the email that you sent, below, on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 8:32 p.m., attaching a set of records requests (first attachment to this email). In the June 10 communication, you refined requests that you originally emailed to us on May 1, 2019 (second attachment to this email).

Your refined request sought "all email sent or received" in a 30-month period-January 1, 2017 to June 10, 2019-"between (using to/from/cc/bcc)":

1. "any ... employee or officer" of the Judicial Council of California, the California Supreme Court, or any of the six California Courts of Appeal, and
2. "any ... email address ending in [one of the following eight domains:] "whitehouse.gov[;] eop.gov[;] trump.com[;] donaldjtrump.com[;] obama.org[;] barackobama.com[;] justice.gov[;] usdoj.gov[;] or any of their subdomains."

You suggest that we should be able to locate all potentially disclosable responsive records by "perform[ing] ... a single search of [a] central email server/service." (First attachment, at p. 3.) Your suggestion relies on an assumption that is not correct. We do not have a central email server permitting a single search for responsive materials. The request remains overly broad and unduly burdensome, because it would require each entity to search the emails of all current and past personnel for the past 30 months. The California appellate courts and the Judicial Council, therefore, have nothing to add to their original responses.

Sincerely,

Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records
Legal Services | Leadership Services Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102-3688
415-865-7796 | PAJAR@jud.ca.gov<mailto:PAJAR@jud.ca.gov>
www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm<http://www.courts.ca.gov/publicrecords.htm>

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