FBI File on Louis Brandeis

Russel Neiss filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOJ-AP-2016- 003400; 1347729-000
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Russel Neiss

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has regarding Louis Brandeis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Brandeis). Proof of death is not required, because his death was widely reported. I would like to specify that the FBI should search all field offices as well as HQ for these records; to search the older, manual indices as well as the automated indices; and finally to include cross-references, as well.

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.

Sincerely,

Russel Neiss

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Neiss,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

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Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO (540) 868-4593
Direct (540) 868-4286
Fax (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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Thank you,

Holly Early
Public Liaison/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Russel Neiss

To whom it may concern,

On 3/28/16 I requested "Any and all documents that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has regarding Louis Brandeis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Brandeis)." Which was assigned a FOIPA request number of 1347729-000. The request explicitly requested that the FBI should search all field offices as well as HQ for these records; and to search the older, manual indices as well as the automated indices; and finally to include cross-references, as well.

In response I received 8 pages of documents that seem to date 30+ years after the death of Mr. Brandeis, and merely mention the name of an auxiliary of the Zionist Organization of America named after him. I don't believe a reasonable search was executed in this instance and respectfully request a proper search be done.

Thank you

Please

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

06/07/2016 11:56 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-003400

From: Russel Neiss

I'm following up on the status of appeal DOJ-AP-2016-003400 which was received now over a year ago. What is the current status of this request?

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