Request for records on John P. Judge

John Kirsch filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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From: John Kirsch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request records and information on John P. Judge, who passed away in April 2014. This is a link to his obituary:

I originally made this request to the FBI on 12/19/2014. In its response, the agency indicated that records potentially responsive to my FOIA had been transferred to NARA. The FBI said my request to NARA should include file number 100-HQ-479912 as reference.

Mr. Judge was a vocal critic of the Warren Commission's report on the assassination of President Kennedy. He co-founded and directed a group called the Committee on Political Assassinations.

I am the author of a blog,, that is dedicated to researching the persons and organizations that research the Kennedy assassination.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


John Kirsch


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 25, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: John Kirsch

This is a reminder that the National Archives and Records Administration has a legal requirement to acknowledge my FOIA request. Unless I hear a response within the next 5 days, I will have no choice but to appeal on the grounds of constructive denial.

From: James Konicek

Dear John Kirsch,

Enclosed is our response to your fee waiver request for FOIA case number RD


James Konicek
Special Access and FOIA

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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