Anthony Murry E-mail Messages re Pereira

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review of the United States of America.
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From: Matthew Hoppock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. Any correspondence EOIR employee Anthony Murry sent or received between June 21, 2018 and the day this request is processed mentioning any of the following keywords:

"Bermudez Cota"
"Notice to Appear"
"Notices to Appear"
"Stop Time" or

For e-mail messages, this should include items that were sent directly to him and items on which he was "copied" using the "cc" or "Bcc" fields. This request is explicitly intended to include other forms of correspondence, including paper notes, letters, or memoranda.

2. A copy of Anthony Murry's calendar for the days between June 21, 2018 and August 31, 2018. If the Calendar is maintained in Outlook or a similar calendaring platform, this request should include the notes, attachments, and any other details for each item listed on the calendar.

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 there are fees, 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Matthew Hoppock

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Matthew, please see FOIA response attached.

Joseph R. Schaaf
Chief Counsel, Administrative Law
Executive Office for Immigration Review

From: Matthew Hoppock

The redactions which do not cite an exemption under the FOIA are improper. Most of the e-mails here are redacted and listed as "duplicate" which is not a proper FOIA exemption. All such redactions should be removed.

Nor are these all duplicates. Although the agency has released similar e-mail messages from other custodians, obtaining copies of the same e-mail from various custodians can reveal important information about agency correspondence (e.g. who has deleted e-mail messages, whether they've been edited, who is forwarding what messages to whom, etc.).