The New York Times FOIA Requests

Abigail Tracy filed this request with the Department of Justice of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-4701, 16-035
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Abigail Tracy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all the Freedom of Information Act requests The New York Times has filed with the Department of Justice.

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 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.

Sincerely,

Abigail Tracy

From: Parker, Angel T. (JMD)

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA110515-5.
Thanks,

MRU FOIA

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA110515-5.
Thanks,

MRU FOIA

From: Department of Justice

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

United States Parole Commission

From: BOP

Dear Ms. Tracy,
Please see attached acknowledgment letter regarding your request for information.

(2016-00998, Bureau of Prisons)

From: USTP FOIA Requests

Dear Ms. Tracy:

Attached please find November 18, 2015 correspondence from the Executive Office for United States Trustees relating to your November 5, 2015 request seeking all Freedom of Information Act requests The New York Times has filed with the Department of Justice. Because an original will not be mailed, we asked that you provide a "read" receipt.

Thank you.

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice

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

From: JPat Brown

This has been received and read, thank you.

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: OJP.FOIA.Routing

Dear Ms. Tracy:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act request that you sent to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ Justice Management Division/Logistics Management Services, Mail Referral Unit, forwarded your request, dated November 5, 2015, to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of the General Counsel, which was received in this office on November 18, 2015. A copy of your request is attached for your convenience.

The records you seek require a search in another OJP office and so your request falls within "unusual circumstances." See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i)-(iii). Because of these unusual circumstances, we are extending the time limit to respond to your request beyond the ten additional days provided by the statute. We have not yet completed a search to determine whether there are records within the scope of your request. The time needed to process your request will necessarily depend on the complexity of our records search and on the volume and complexity of any records located. For your information, this Office 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. You may wish to narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records or agree to an alternative time frame for processing, should records be located; or you may wish to await the completion of our records search to discuss either of these options.

Your request is assigned to Tyra Wiseman, FOIA Paralegal, for processing. If you have any questions or wish to discuss reformulation or an alternative time frame for the processing of your request, or you may contact Ms. Wiseman by telephone at (202) 307-6235, via e-mail at FOIAOJP@usdoj.gov<mailto:FOIAOJP@usdoj.gov>, you may write to this office at FOIAOJP, 810 7th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20531. Please include the above-referenced OJP FOIA number. Lastly, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at the above telephone number to discuss any aspect of your request.

/s/

FOIAOJP

Enclosure(s)

From: Interpol-USNCB FOIA

Dear Ms. Tracy,

The attached is in response to your request.

Sincerely,

INTERPOL Washington FOIA Service Center

(202)-616-0201

U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. 20530

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Abigail Tracy

MuckRock
DEPT MR 22270
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: FOIA/PA # 16-016

Dear Peck:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated November 5, 2015 seeking "All the Freedom of Information Act requests The New York Times has filed with the Department of Justice." Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information request on November 18, 2015.
Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Also, you requested a waiver of processing fees. The request for a fee waiver is under consideration and you will be notified our decision. If you have any questions concerning your request, feel free to contact me on (202) 233-0754. Thank you in advance for your continuing patience.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

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 acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Eason, Chaun E (COPS)

Dear Ms. Tracy,

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

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

Chaun Eason
COPS FOIA Officer

From: Lu, Sarah (ENRD)

Ms. Tracy,

Please see attached.
Regards,

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

A no responsive documents response.

From: OIP.IR Staff

Dear Ms. Tracy:

Please see the attached.

Thank you.
-----------------------------------------
Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

202-514-3642 (Main Line)
202-514-1009 (Fax)

From: USDOJ-Office of Legal Counsel (SMO)

Dear Ms. Tracy:

Attached please find the response to your FOIA request that was assigned tracking number FY16-025.

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

November 5, 2015
Department of Justice
FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit
Department of Justice
Room 115
LOC Building
Washington, DC 20530-0001

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I would like to obtain all the Freedom of Information Act requests The New York Times has filed with the Department of Justice.

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 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.

Sincerely,

Abigail Tracy

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22270
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: OIP.IR Staff

Dear Ms. Tracy:

Please see the attached correspondence pertaining to your Freedom of Information Act request.

Thank you.
-----------------------------------------
Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
U.S. Department of Justice

202-514-3642 (Main Line)
202-514-1009 (Fax)

From: Department of Justice

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

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Abigail Tracy
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22270
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA #16-035

Dear Ms. Tracy:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 5, 2015, to the FOIA/PA Mail referral Unit, Department of Justice seeking "all the Freedom of Information requests The New York Times has filed with the Department of Justice. Your Freedom of Information Act request was received in the FOIA office on November 18, 2015.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: US Pardon Attorney (imailagent)

January 12, 2015

Ms. Abigail Tracy

E-mail: requests@muckrock.com
<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request Number: 2016-019

Dear Ms. Tracy:

This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) request sent to the Department of Justice FOIA/PA Mail
Referral Unit and forwarded to the Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA)
on November 17, 2015. I apologize for the delay in responding to you,
but our office is dealing with a backlog of FOIA requests. Pursuant to
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552 et seq., you
requested all Freedom of Information Act requests The New York Times
has filed with the Department of Justice.

A search in the official files of this office located the
following information:

OPA FOIA Number

Request

Date Closed

2000-55

Dillman Commutation Grant

8/10/2000

2001-111

Any info available on

clemency applicants:

Lundy, Loe, Ballis, Griggs,

and St. Pe

7/2/2001

2002-29

Records relating to William

Calley (def. in My Lai case)

6/7/2002

The above files were destroyed in accordance with the
records retention schedule of this office; therefore, we have no
further records responsive to your request.

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 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,


Eva Torrales


Paralegal/FOIA Specialist


Office of the Pardon Attorney

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Abigail Tracy
MuckRock
DEPT MR 22270
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Re: FOIA/PA #16-035

Dear Ms. Tracy:

This is in reference to your letter dated November 5, 2015, to the FOIA/PA Mail referral Unit, Department of Justice seeking "all the Freedom of Information requests The New York Times has filed with the Department of Justice. Your Freedom of Information Act request was received in the FOIA office on November 18, 2015.

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.

In order for us to fulfill your request, please narrow the scope of your request. The Department of Justice regulations require that records must describe enough detail to enable Department personnel to locate them with a reasonable amount of effort. And whenever possible, your request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipient, and subject matter of the record. [28 CFR 16.3 (b)]

Please use the file number indicated above in all correspondence related to this request. If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact me on (202) 233-0754. Thank you for your continued patience.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Shelton, Jasmine

Ms. Tracy,

Please see the attachments. Thank you.

Jasmine Shelton
Legal Office Assistant
Antitrust Division- FOIA Unit
450 5th Street, NW 20530
Liberty Square Building Suite 1000
Voice: 202-514-2692
Fax: 202-616-4529
Email: Jasmine.Shelton@usdoj.gov

From: Fitzgerald, Debbie J. (TAX)

Attached, please find the Tax Division's response to your Freedom of Information Act request dated November 5, 2015.

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

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice

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

From: CRM FOIA

This email is in responds to your FOIA request dated November 5, 2015, for records concerning all Freedom of Information Act requests the New York Times has filed with the Department of Justice. After reviewing your request, we notice you have not provided a specific time frame or specific dates in your request. If you can, could you please clarify the specific time frame you are seeking in your request.

thank you for your cooperation.

From: CRM FOIA

Ms. Tracy,

Please see attached letter in reference to your request.

thank you.

From: Wiseman, Tyra

Good Morning Ms. Tracy,

Please see the attached letter and document in response to the FOIA request you submitted to this office.

Thank you,

Tyra Wiseman
Paralegal Specialist III (FOIA Contractor)
Office of the General Counsel
Office of Justice Programs
Department of Justice

From: CRM FOIA

Please see the attached, which is this Office’s final response to your request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.
Thank you,
FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

From: Department of Justice

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

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Mallory, Arnetta (NSD)

Hello Ms Tracy:

I have attached our response to your FOIA requests to the National Security Division.

Thank you
Arnetta Mallory

From:

Ms. Tracy:
Please find BOP's response and responsive records to your request attached to this email.
Sincerely,
Gene Baime
Supervisory Attorney

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