Medicine Crow

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit of the United States of America.
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1348439-000

Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird AKA Joseph Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016), who was the last living war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana and a renowned Native American historian and anthropologist. His death has been widely reported. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/05/us/joseph-medicine-crow-tribal-war-chief-and-historian-dies-at-102.html

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records.

FOIA case law establishes the extent to which agencies MUST search all records system reasonably believed to contain responsive documents, even if it means contacting former employees. Truitt v. Department of State, 897 F.2d 540, 542 (D.C. Cir. 1990) makes it explicitly clear that it is the obligation of the Department to “conduct a search reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents.” In addition, the Justice Department’s May 2004 FOIA Guide states that an agency “cannot limit its search to only one record system if there are others that are likely to turn up the information requested.”

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,

Michael Best

From: Michael Best

Please search the following DOJ components:

Please search all of the following DOJ components:

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- Associate Attorney General records
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- Deputy Attorney General records
- Environment and Natural Resources Division records
- Executive Office for Immigration Review records
- United States Attorney records
- United States Trustees records
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- Foreign Claims Settlement Commission records
- INTERPOL-United States National Central Bureau records
- Justice Management Division records
- National Security Division records
- Office of Community Oriented Policing Services records
- Office of Information Policy records
- Office of the Inspector General records
- Office of Justice Programs records
- Office of Legal Counsel records
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- Office of Legislative Affairs records
- Office of the Pardon Attorney records
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- Office of Public Affairs records
- Office of the Solicitor General records
- Office of Tribal Justice
- Office on Violence Against Women records
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- Tax Division records
- United States Marshals Service records
- United States Parole Commission records

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA040916-2.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From:

Please see the attachment.

From: USTP FOIA Requests

Mr. Best,

Good evening.

Please see attached letter, responding to your FOIA request.
Regards,
Joseph Carilli

Joseph F. Carilli, Jr.
Trial Attorney (General and Administrative Law)
United States Department of Justice
Executive Office for United States Trustees
Office of the General Counsel
441 G Street, N.W., Suite 6150
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-0738

From: Info FCSC (JMD)

Mr. Best,

This is in reply to your email dated April 11, 2016, stating a request under the Freedom of Information Act for “[r]ecords relating to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird AKA Joseph Medicine Crow.”

Please be advised that a thorough search of the Commission's records has been conducted; however, no documents responsive to your request were located.
Regards,

Jeremy R. LaFrancois
Chief Administrative Counsel
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
US Department of Justice
600 E Street, N.W., Suite 6002
Washington, D.C. 20579
Phone (202) 616-6975
Fax (202) 616-6993

From: Fitzgerald, Debbie J. (TAX)

Good afternoon,

Attached, please find our acknowledgment letter in response to your Freedom of Information and Act request dated April 11, 2016.

Sincerely,
Debbie Fitzgerald, DMS
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Civil Trial Section, Eastern Region
Phone # (202) 616-3399

From: Michael Best

U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Civil Trial Section, Eastern Region
FOIA #10991 - Best

As stated in the original request - the subject is deceased, and therefore consent is not needed. Proof of death is not required, as the subject's death has been widely and extensively reported. For your convenience, a copy of the obituary may be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/05/us/joseph-medicine-crow-tribal-war-chief-and-historian-dies-at-102.html

Thank you!

Michael Best

From: CRM FOIA

Please see the attached, which is this Office's response to your request. If you have any

questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307[X] for further assistance.

Thank you,

FOIA/PA Unit

Criminal Division

U.S. Department of Justice

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Eason, Chaun E (COPS)

Dear Mr. Best,

Please find attached the COPS Office’s final letter in response to your FOIA request.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,

Chaun Eason
COPS FOIA Officer

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c2bdbd)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002511
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/11/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: records re Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c2bca9)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002513
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/11/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: records re Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c2bce4)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002514
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/11/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: records re Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c2be6c)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002515
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/11/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: records re Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c2c12a)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002516
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/11/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: records re Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c2c13e)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002517
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/11/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: records re Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c2beb0)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002518
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/11/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: records re Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25080
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: FOIA/PA #16-136

Dear Mr. Best:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated April 9, 2016, to the Mail Referral Unit (MRUFOIA) requesting "Records relating to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird AKA Joseph Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913 - April 3, 2016), who was the last living war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana and a renowned Native American historian and anthropologist." Your Freedom of Information Act request was received in the FOIA office on April 11, 2016.

Created by the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act in March 2006, the National Security Division (NSD) formally began operations on October 2, 2006. The NSD consolidated the national security components of the Department of Justice under a new Assistant Attorney General (the AAG for National Security). These components included the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (now the Office of Intelligence) and the Criminal Division's Counterterrorism and Counterespionage Sections. The NSD also includes a new Law and Policy office responsible for providing legal assistance and for formulating legislative initiatives on matters related to national security law and policy. These organizational changes reinforce the Department's efforts to prevent terrorism and other threats to national security. In addition, the AAG for National Security acts as the Department's liaison with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and other intelligence community agencies in order to improve coordination against terrorism and other threats to national security.

We are unable to process your request as submitted and with this letter, it is closed administratively.

Please contact the Drug Enforcement Administration at:
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
Telephone: 202-307-7596
Fax: 202-307-8556

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's eFOIA portal at http://www.justice.gov/oip/efoia-portal.html. Please note that OIP is in the process of transitioning from its current eFOIA portal to the portal on FOIAonline. Please visit the link above for instructions for submitting an appeal electronically. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Gleaves, Lani (NSD) would like to recall the message, "Re: FOIA Request FOIA/PA #16-136 Best".

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25080
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: FOIA/PA #16-135

Dear Mr. Best:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated April 9, 2016, to the Mail Referral Unit (MRUFOIA) requesting "Records relating to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird AKA Joseph Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913 - April 3, 2016), who was the last living war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana and a renowned Native American historian and anthropologist." Your Freedom of Information Act request was received in the FOIA office on April 11, 2016.

Created by the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act in March 2006, the National Security Division (NSD) formally began operations on October 2, 2006. The NSD consolidated the national security components of the Department of Justice under a new Assistant Attorney General (the AAG for National Security). These components included the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (now the Office of Intelligence) and the Criminal Division's Counterterrorism and Counterespionage Sections. The NSD also includes a new Law and Policy office responsible for providing legal assistance and for formulating legislative initiatives on matters related to national security law and policy. These organizational changes reinforce the Department's efforts to prevent terrorism and other threats to national security. In addition, the AAG for National Security acts as the Department's liaison with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and other intelligence community agencies in order to improve coordination against terrorism and other threats to national security.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA, See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

This office conducted a search of the NSD FOIA files. We did not locate any responsive records subject to FOIA.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's eFOIA portal at http://www.justice.gov/oip/efoia-portal.html. Please note that OIP is in the process of transitioning from its current eFOIA portal to the portal on FOIAonline. Please visit the link above for instructions for submitting an appeal electronically. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Interpol-USNCB FOIA

Good Afternoon,

The attached document is in response to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,

INTERPOL Washington FOIA Service Center

(202)-616-0201

U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. 20530

From: OPR NO-REPLY

Attached is OPR's response to FOIA request F16-00067.

_______________________________________________________________
This email is sent from an unmonitored mailbox that does not accept incoming mail.
Please do not reply or send email to this address.

From: Lu, Sarah (ENRD)

Please see attached.

Sarah Lu
Department of Justice, ENRD
Law and Policy Section
P.O. Box 7415
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-7415
T (202) 514-0424
F (202) 514-4231
sarah.lu@usdoj.gov<mailto:kelly.yamashita@usdoj.gov>

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: USDOJ-Office of Legal Counsel (SMO)

Dear Mr. Best:

Attached, please find the response to your FOIA request that was assigned tracking number OLC FY16-075.

Sincerely,
Melissa Golden, Esq.
Lead Paralegal and FOIA Specialist
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice
Please note my new last name (formerly Kassier)

From: OIGFOIA (OIG)

Hello:

Attached is the OIG’s response to your FOIA request.

Thanks.

From: Department of Justice

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Department of Justice

A no responsive documents response.

From: Chayka, Anna

Mr. Best,

Please find attached DEA's response to your Freedom of Information request seeking access to documents pertaining to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird.

Anna Chayka
Paralegal II
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
DEA Headquarters
202-307-4458

From: Gavin, Jacqueline

See Attachment.

From: Kho, Irene (CRS)

Attached please find CRS response to your FOIA request. Thank you.

Irene Kho
FOIA Officer

From: JMDFoia (JMD)

Dear Mr. Best,

I am responding on behalf of the Justice Management Division (JMD) of the Department of Justice to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated May 2, 2016, asking for "Records relating to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird." You requested that we "conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records."

None of the records systems you referenced are JMD systems. We performed a search of the JMD correspondence management system and found no responsive records. You have not provided any information indicating why you believe JMD would maintain records relating to the information you are seeking. JMD serves as the management arm of the Department. It provides assistance to senior management officials relating to organization, management and administration. JMD also provides administrative support services, such as personnel, accounting, payroll, procurement, budget, and facilities and property management to the Offices, Boards and Divisions of the Department. JMD does not investigate or litigate criminal or civil charges or actions against individuals, or enforcement matters. Given JMD's functions, we have no reason to believe JMD has records responsive to your request. Therefore, no further search has been performed. Unless you are able to provide more information about how the records might relate to JMD's functions, JMD will not be taking any further action on this request. Please respond by May 27, 2016, if you have further information to provide.

Sincerely,

Karen McFadden
FOIA Contact
Justice Management Division

From: JMD-FOIA (imailagent)

May 10, 2016

Mr. Michael Best

MuckRock
Dept MR 25090
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Request for records relating to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird AKA
Joseph Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913-April 3, 2016).

JMD FOIA TRACKING NUMBER: 105520

Dear Mr. Best:

I am writing on behalf of the Justice Management Division (JMD) of the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom
of Information (FOIA) request on 05/02/2016.

For your information, the Justice Management Division assigns incoming
requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each
request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to
other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a
response in approximately one month whereas complex requests
necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned
to the Complex track.

If you have a question about the status of your FOIA request, you may
contact this office by emailing JMDFOIA@usdoj.gov
<mailto:JMDFOIA@usdoj.gov> or by calling 202-514-3101 during regular
business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time,
excluding federal holidays).

Please refer to your assigned JMD FOIA TRACKING NUMBER listed above
whenever you contact the Department regarding this request.

Sincerely,

Karen E. McFadden

FOIA Contact

Justice Management Division

From: Johnson, Delores

Mr. Best:

Attached is a response to your FOIA request to this office.

Delores Johnson
Contract Paralegal Specialist
Office of the General Counsel
Office of Justice Programs
Department of Justice

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

Please see the attached document, which pertains to your above-referenced FOIA Request.

From: OIP-NoReply

Attached is an interim response by this Office to the above-referenced request.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

Please see the attached document which pertains to your above-referenced FOIA request.

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: US Pardon Attorney (imailagent)

November 30, 2016

Mr. Michael Best

411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request Number: 2016-056

Dear Mr. Best:

This correspondence is in response to your Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request dated April 9, 201 and received in the
Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA) on April 11, 2016. I apologize for
the delay in responding to you but our office is dealing with a backlog
of requests as we continue to manage the Department's Clemency
Initiative. Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5
U.S.C. § 552 et seq., you requested any and all records relating to
Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird AKA Joseph Medicine Crow.

In response to your request, I searched the official files of this
office and determined that we do not have any documents related to Mr.
Crow. As a result, we have no documents to produce and there has been
no fee assessed for the search of our records.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of
law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of
the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c). This response is limited to those
records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a
standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should
not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not,
exist.

If you are not satisfied with my final response to this request, you
may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of
Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite
11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may
submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account
on the following web site:
https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home
<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home> . Your
appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days
of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal
by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked
"Freedom of Information Act Appeal."


Sincerely,


William N. Taylor II


Executive Officer


Office of the Pardon Attorney

From: Mallory, Arnetta (NSD)

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25080
411 A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: FOIA/PA #16-135

Dear Mr. Best:

This is in reference to your email dated April 9, 2016, to the Mail Referral Unit (MRUFOIA) requesting "records relating to Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird aka Joseph Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913- April 3, 2016), who was the last living war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana and the renowned Native American historian and anthropologist." Your Freedom of Information Act request was received in the FOIA office on April 11, 2016.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

This office conducted a search of the files of the Office of the Assistant Attorney General; the Counterespionage and the Counterterrorism Section. We did not locate any responsive records subject to FOIA.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Sincerely,
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

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