Transgender Student Protection

Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Yesterday, February 22nd 2017th, the Department of Justice posted the following comment from the sitting Attorney General, Jeff Sessions:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the following statement:

“The Department of Justice has a duty to enforce the law. The prior guidance documents did not contain sufficient legal analysis or explain how the interpretation was consistent with the language of Title IX. The Department of Education and the Department of Justice therefore have withdrawn the guidance. Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue. The Department of Justice remains committed to the proper interpretation and enforcement of Title IX and to its protections for all students, including LGBTQ students, from discrimination, bullying, and harassment.”

Therefore I request any and all communication maintained by the OLC in reviewing the statement by Jeff Sessions. If the OLC reviewed the withdrawal of the guidance, please include the documents in this request.

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.


Freddy Martinez

From: USDOJ-Office of Legal Counsel (SMO)

Dear Mr. Martinez:

Attached, please find the acknowledgement letter for your FOIA request to OLC that was assigned tracking number FY17-129.

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

From: Freddy Martinez

This is an appeal under 5 USC 552. Our request was acknowledged in March of 2017 and since then we have heard nothing from your office.