Inslaw FOIMS, Grand Jury, FOIAs, Analyses and Proposed Findings

Emma North-Best filed this request with the National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access of the United States of America .
Tracking #

RD 63836

Due April 21, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of the documents contained in

National Archives Identifier: 4724671
National Archives Identifier: 4724672
National Archives Identifier: 4724675
National Archives Identifier: 4724707
National Archives Identifier: 4724725
National Archives Identifier: 4724726
National Archives Identifier: 4724775

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.


Emma Best


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Thank you.

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Dear Emma Best,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
of February 4, 2020, for records in the custody of the National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA). Your request was received in this office
on February 5, 2020, and assigned FOIA tracking number *RD 63836*.

You requested access to seven folders from Record Entry HS1-76796851 (P
345); which is further identified as Record Group 60: Records of the
Department of Justice; Office of the Associate Attorney General; Records
Relating to Inslaw, 1991-1994. You provided National Archives
Identification (NAID) numbers from NARA's online Catalog for records you
are requesting. The NAID numbers are: 4724671, 4724672, 4724675, 4724707,
4724725, 4724726, and 4724775.

Attached is a list of folder titles, box numbers, and estimated page counts
associated with each NAID. The total *estimated* page count for your entire
request is 1,069 pages.

A few things to note:

- The earliest date spotted in a cursory glance of the requested files
is September 21, 1987, which is four years earlier than 1991 listed for the
Series. The most recent date I spotted is August 26, 1994.
- NAID 4724725 is not in box 20 despite being listed as such in our
Catalog. It was combined with NAID 4724726 and placed in one folder in box
21 .

These records require screening for categories of information exempted from
disclosure under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act prior to
public release. In particular, certain documents may require redactions to
protect the privacy of living individuals.

Requests for records totaling between 701 and 3,000 pages are assigned to
our Second Tier processing queue. To give you an indication of our existing
backlog, we are currently processing Second Tier requests received in May

Please note that once we have notified you that review is complete, you may
either visit our College Park, Maryland, facility to view these records at
no cost or order reproduction copies. You may order reproduction copies at
the cost of $0.80 per page by contacting our office to place an order at
that time. We estimate that the cost of reproductions will be $855.20.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail If you have specific questions regarding the
subject of your request, please contact me directly at either or at 301-837-1999. All communications concerning this
request should reference your FOIA tracking number *RD 63836*. If this
communication is returned as undeliverable and no return address is
provided, your case will be administratively closed.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request and would like the
opportunity to discuss our response, you may contact our FOIA Public
Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

FOIA Public Liaison: Lynn Goodsell (Acting)

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3190


You should hear from us again once we are about to start our review of the
records listed in your request.


Mark Murphy


Special Access and FOIA Staff

National Archives at College Park, MD

From: Emma North-Best

Thank you for the update. I would like the opportunity to weigh in before any documents are scoped out of the request as "non-responsive," as there's a fair chance I'll want them regardless and the subject is one where related matters could be included in the files but not, at an initial reading, be clear how they are related.

I appreciate the note about the date ranges and the folder/box placement.

Thank you so much for all your hard work!