ORDCE 3:09-cv-00526-ST

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Oregon U.S. District Court of Oregon.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

All materials, exhibits, and related documents regarding Raher v. Federal Bureau of Prisons et al, 3:09-cv-00526-ST, Janice M. Stewart, presiding.

This request is being made as part of a journalistic investigation. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From:

To Whom it May Concern,
The Court has received your request for documents regarding the above
mentioned case. The charge for document recreation is .50 cents per page.
We can generate those documents and send them to you electronically
however after a cursory review of the file it would appear that the cost
for a copy of the entire file may run to several hundred dollars. If you
would like we would be happy to explain some options that may allow you to
access the documents more conveniently and at a much reduced cost.

Please let us know how you would like to proceed in this matter.

Respectfully,
Matthew Kenney, Deputy Clerk
503-326-8167

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Kenney,

Thank you for your message. I would be quite happy to hear my other options. Would electronic provision be possible?

Best,
Beryl

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Good Morning Beryl,
To answer your question regarding electronic provision the answer is yes.
I'm not sure if you have explored the option of the PACER system (Public
Access to Court Electronic Records) but it is a marvelous and inexpensive
tool. It is a free service to join and will give you access to every
Federal court in the United States. I believe PACER has a minimal charge
for viewing documents and the last time I checked they were charging .10
cents a page for downloads. Before you end up spending big bucks by
ordering this file from us I recommend you go to www.pacer.gov and see
what they have to offer. If it turns out that this isn't right for you
then you can always order the file from the Court.

Good luck with your project,

Matt
Matthew Kenney, Deputy Clerk
503-326-8167

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From:

Hello Beryl,
Just to clarify, the Freedom of Information Act doesn't apply to the
Court's records since all of the Court's records are public records.
Occasionally you may find a document within a case file that has been
sealed by court order and in that case only the judge who sealed the
document can unseal it.
If you would like the Clerk's Office to regenerate all of the available
documents in case 3:09-CV-526-ST we will be glad to do that. The cost for
regenerating documents is .50 cents a page and there are 274 documents in
the case file so it may take me a day or two to get you a final tally on
the cost.
I'll start that process now and hopefully get back to you no later than
Friday.

Take care,

Matt
Matthew Kenney, Deputy Clerk

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi Matt,

Thanks so much for the clarification. I've attached the list of documents available as outlined by PACER; can you clarify which materials I'll be able to obtain from your office that aren't already available online?

Thanks again!
Beryl

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Good Morning Beryl,
All the documents in this case are available on PACER. There's nothing we
have that you can't get from them. What may be confusing are the
electronic entries to the record. Examples would be documents 4, 7, 9, 21,
22, and 23. When you look at the docket some entries have blue numbers and
some have black. The difference between the two is that the blue numbers
indicate that there is an actual document which can be opened and viewed,
whereas the black numbered entries are what they are. As an example,
docket entry 4 is an order granting an extension of time. There is no hard
copy order, simply the electronic entry into the official record.

If I've made this about as clear as mud please give me a call and I'll try
to explain it a little better.

Take care,

Matt
Matthew Kenney, Deputy Clerk
503-326-8167

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi Matt,

Thanks so much for the clarification! That's very helpful. I'll simply downloaded the materials from PACER and let you know if I have any questions.

Have a great afternoon!
Beryl

From:

Hey Beryl,
Glad to hear this is going to work for you. Let me know if you need
anything more and I'll do what I can.

Take care,

Matt

Matthew Kenney, Deputy Clerk

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