OLC memos regarding Trump's census memorandum

Ian Millhiser filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States of America.
Due Aug. 19, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Ian Millhiser

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any memorandum or other documents relating to President Trump's January 21,2020 memorandum to the Secretary of Commerce entitled "Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment
Base Following the 2020 Census." Or any other documents concerning the scope or legality of any policy providing that undocumented immigrants will not be counted in determining apportionment of U.S. House representatives following a decennial census.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a representative of the news media affiliated with Vox Media and the news website Vox.com, and this request is made as part of news gathering and not for a commercial use.

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.


Ian Millhiser

From: Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel

Dear Mr. Millhiser:

Attached, please find the acknowledgement letter for your FOIA request to OLC that has been assigned tracking number FY20-126.

Melissa Golden, Esq.
Lead Paralegal and FOIA Specialist
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice