DOJ Civil Rights Division transition memo

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-00120-F
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All memos and communications exchanged between the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the Trump transition team between August 2016 and inauguration day.

In my capacity as a full-time reporter who has covered the Justice Department extensively, I assert that I am appropriately categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: FOIArequests, CRT (CRT)

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is to inform you that your request for records was received by the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. Attached is your acknowledgement letter regarding your FOIA request.

FOI/PA Branch
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 514-4210 - Main
CRT.FOIArequests@crt.usdoj.gov<mailto:CRT.FOIArequests@crt.usdoj.gov>

From: FOIArequests, CRT (CRT)

Mr. Musgrave,

Your request is being processed. Unfortunately we cannot give you an exact date of completion. Please contact the office back next week to follow up on your request.

Thank You,

FOI/PA Branch
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
(202) 514-4210 - Main
CRT.FOIArequests@crt.usdoj.gov<mailto:CRT.FOIArequests@crt.usdoj.gov>

From: Hermilla, Nelson (CRT)

Mr. Musgrave,

My staff forwarded me your follow up note. I apologize to you for my oversight.

I thought I had included you in a "several recipient" email with the transition materials when they were shipped to other requesters over a several day period
beginning the last week of March.

In checking after receiving your note below I see that I did NOT include you among the emailed recipients.

I have a separate matter that must be completed today. I will begin the transfer of the records to you as soon as I can re-collect and begin sending the records.

I should be able to start that today and complete it on Monday.

Please direct your emails to me on this. I will take care of this as soon as I can get to it. Again, my apologies. You should have been included in that recipient group.

I appreciate your taking time to follow up. It certainly helped on this.

Sincerely,

Nelson D. Hermilla

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you, Nelson. I appreciate it!

-Shawn

From: Hermilla, Nelson (CRT)

This email and the emails to follow are in partial response to your January 20, 2017 Freedom of Information Act request for 6 detailed items.

I appreciate your understanding regarding the time involved to compile all responsive records and consult with various offices of the Department of Justice in accordance with standard FOIA administrative procedures. Again,
Please pardon my oversight in not getting these to you sooner.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email: Nelson.Hermilla@usdoj.gov<mailto:Nelson.Hermilla@usdoj.gov> or call me on my direct line: 202-616-3959 if you have any questions regarding your request.

I hope to provide the remainder of the responsive materials by COB Monday.

Sincerely,

Nelson D. Hermilla, Chief
FOI/PA Branch
Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice

From: Hermilla, Nelson (CRT)

A lot of this will overlap what is already sent but is better labeled and possibly easier to follow.

Nelson Hermilla, 202-616-3959

Creation and Structure of the Civil Rights Division
* 1957 Order Creating Division (Attached)
* 1966 Civil Rights Division Manual (Attached)
* 2010 Organizational Chart (Attached)
* The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division: A Historical Perspective as the Division
Nears 50, Remarks by Wan J. Kim, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division:
https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2008/10/21/historical_perspective.pdf

Civil Rights Division Jurisdiction
* Laws Enforced by the Civil Rights Division (Attached)
* Executive Orders Enforced by the Civil Rights Division
Executive Order 12250 Coordination of Grant-Related Civil Rights Statutes
Executive Order 13160: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Sex, Color, National
Origin, Disability, Religion, Age, Sexual Orientation, and Status as a Parent in Federally
Conducted Education and Training Programs
Executive Order 13166: Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English
Proficiency

Delegations of Authority to the Civil Rights Division
Investigating and Approving Cases (Working on text for this section. May also have some links
but it will be mostly text.)
Opening Investigations
Announcing Investigations
Deciding Whether to Bring a Case
* Principles of Assigning Cases to Personnel (See attached.)
* Announcing Findings and Resolutions
* Appeals

Working with USAOs, other federal agencies and outside entities
* Perez Outreach Memo (attached)
* Working with USAOs (Delegation memo - Waiting on agreement from EOUSA)
* Working with Other Governmental Entities
o Memorandum of Understanding between the Consumer Financial Bureau and the
United States Department of Justice Regarding Fair Lending Coordination --
December 2012
* Working with Outside Entities
Cooperation with Private Litigants (United States Attorneys Manual 8-2.160)
https://www.justice.gov/usam/usam-8-2000-enforcement-civil-rights-civil-statutes#8-
2.160
MOU Between the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and the Indian Working
Group of the Civil Rights Division (pdf)

Learn About the Division's Cases and Activities
Appellate Briefs by category
* Letters of Finding
* Civil Rights Era Cold Case Closing Memos (https://www.justice.gov/crt/department-justice-sefforts-
investigate-and-prosecute-unsolved-civil-rights-era-homicides-3)

Regulations, Manuals, Guidance and Reports
* Regulations
* Manuals
* Guidance, FAQs and Fact Sheets
* Reports
Civil Rights Era Cold Cases
The Attorney General's Report to Congress Pursuant to the Emmett Till Unsolved
Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007
Human Trafficking
Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of U.S.
Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons
Report on the Tenth Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act --
October 2010
Education
Equal Access to Education: Forty Years of Title IX -- June 2012
Discriminatory Use of Federal Funding
Four Year Title VI Report: The Civil Rights Division's Efforts to Protect Against
Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination by Recipients of Federal Funds-
July 2013
Fair Lending
The Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress Pursuant to the Equal Credit
Opportunity Act
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 (B/W) 2010 (Color) 2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Religion
Report on the Tenth Anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized
Persons Act United States September 2010
Report on the Civil Rights Division's Post-9/11 Civil Rights Summit -- April 2012
Rights of People in Institutions Including Nursing Homes, Jails, Prisons and Juvenile
Detention
Reports to Congress -- annual reports to Congress describing the Section's CRIPA
work
The Attorney General's Annual Report to Congress describing the Department's
Enforcement Efforts under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001 2000

From: Hermilla, Nelson (CRT)

I sent two. Please let me know if the first one was too large in the attachments to go through.
Thanks,

Nelson Hermilla

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