Maraya Cornell filed this request with the Executive Office For The U.s. Attorneys of Washington, DC.
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From: Maraya Cornell

Dear FOIA Officer:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, I hereby request the following records:

Decision letters from the U.S. Attorney's office for the District of Arizona to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding cases evaluated for prosecution (at least in part) under 16 U.S.C. § 470, the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and/or 18 U.S.C. § 1170, the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). I seek such letters sent between January 1, 2007 and January 1, 2014.

-- Reasonably foreseeable harm --
The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 amended the FOIA as follows (5 USC 552(a)(8)):
(A) An agency shall—
(i) withhold information under this section only if—
(I) the agency reasonably foresees that disclosure would harm an interest protected by an exemption described in subsection (b); or
(II) disclosure is prohibited by law; and
(ii) (I) consider whether partial disclosure of information is possible whenever the agency determines that a full disclosure of a requested record is not possible; and
(II) take reasonable steps necessary to segregate and release nonexempt information….

The Executive Office for the U.S. Attorneys should not fail to meet the requirements of Section 552(a)(8) when processing my request and release responsive records to me in full or at least in part.

-- Fee category --
As a freelance journalist, I expect to be placed in your "media" category. As evidence of a publication record, here are links to a few of my stories:

The requested documents will be analyzed and relevant information made available to the general public. 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.


Maraya Cornell

From: Executive Office For The U.s. Attorneys

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