FOIA Appeal Opinion Letters

Under LSC’s regulations, any person whose written request has been denied is entitled to appeal the denial within 90 days of the date of the response. Listed below are LSC’s Appeal Opinion Letters.

FOIA Appeal Opinion Letters

Date   FOIA Reference No.      Opinion
Letter
Key Words/Subject
Oct. 19, 2018 2018-16 Appeal FOIA Request 2018-16 Final Fee Waiver Appeal Redacted
Jun. 14, 2016 2016-20 Appeal FOIA Request 2016-20 Grantee Applications FOIA Exemptions 3, 4, 6
Dec. 15, 2014 2014-30 Appeal FOIA Request 2014-30 Inadequate search, “agency” vs. “personal” records, FOIA as substitute for civil discovery
Jul. 10, 2014 2014-12 Appeal FOIA Request 2014-12 Exemption 6
Feb. 7, 2014 14-05 (OIG) Appeal FOIA Request 14-05 Exemption 5
Jan. 31, 2014 2013-38 MTR Appeal FOIA Request 2013-38 Motion for Reconsideration, Disclosure of Reference Materials, Exemption 6
Jan. 7, 2014 2013-38 Appeal FOIA Request 2013-38 Inadequate Search
Nov. 18, 2013 2013-26 Appeal FOIA Request 2013-26 FOIA Exemptions 7(A) and (C), Provision of an Affidavit or Vaughn Index
Oct. 30, 2013 13-10 (OIG) Appeal FOIA Request 13-10 FOIA Exemptions 7(A) and (C)
Oct. 9, 2012 2012-14 Appeal FOIA Request 2012-14 Disclosure of Nonexistent Records
Jul. 10, 2012 2012-12 Appeal FOIA Request 2012-12 Fee Agreement and Deposit, Inadequate Search, LSC FOIA Exemption 6
Jul. 8, 2011 11-01 (OIG) Appeal FOIA Request 11-01 Inadequate Search
Jan. 24, 2011 2009-26 Appeal FOIA Request 2009-26 Authority Regarding the Awarding of Grants for Legal Assistance, Exemption 4
Mar. 6, 2008 2007-42 Appeal FOIA Request 2007-42 Expedited Treatment of a Request
Sep. 17, 2007 2006-25 Appeal FOIA Request 2006-25 Fee Waiver and Public Interest Determination
Mar. 21, 2002 2001-61 Appeal FOIA Request 2001-61 Fee Waiver and Public Interest Determination, Erlenborn Commission
Nov. 13, 2001 2001-54 Appeal FOIA Request 2001-54 Inadequate Search, Exemption 4 & 5, Disclosure of Nonexistent Records
Oct. 17, 2001 2001-23 Appeal FOIA Request 2001-23 Maintenance of a Litigation Log or Log of General Correspondence, Unwarranted Invasion of Privacy, Definition of Agency Record, Provision of a Search Record and Search Declaration
Aug. 28, 2001 2001-45 Appeal FOIA Request 2001-45 Failure to State Basis for Appeal
Aug. 6, 2001 2001-36 Appeal FOIA Request 2001-36 Submitter's Rights Inquiry, Timeliness of Initial Response
Jun. 7, 2001 2001-10 Appeal FOIA Request 2001-10 Inadequate Search, Provision of a Search Document
Mar. 12, 2001 2001-05 Appeal FOIA Request 2001-05 Inadequate Search, Provision of a Search Certificate or Vaughn Index
 
Feb. 2, 2001 2000-34 Appeal FOIA Request 2000-34 Attorney-Client Privilege, Exemption 4
 
Feb. 2, 2001 2000-31 Appeal FOIA Request 2000-31 Repeated Processing of Identical Requests, Disclosure of Nonexistent Records
 
Nov. 17, 1999 99-58 Appeal FOIA Request 99-58 Disclosure of Nonexistent Records, Legal Requirements of a FOIA Response
 
Dec. 18, 1998   Appeal FOIA Request Attorney Work-Product, Provision of a Vaughn Index
 
Jun. 18, 1998   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 3
Sep. 23, 1997   Appeal FOIA Request Disclosure of Nonexistent Records, Exemption 3 & 5
Jun. 27, 1997   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 4, Disclosure of Nonexistent Records
Feb. 5, 1997   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 5 & 6
Nov. 21, 1996 96-57 Appeal FOIA Request 96-57 Exemption 6
Jun. 21, 1996 96-19 Appeal FOIA Request 96-19 Exemption 4, Definition of Agency Records
Sep. 26, 1995   Appeal FOIA Request Provision of Legal Assistance or Legal Research by LSC
Jul. 18, 1995   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 5
Jun. 23, 1995   Appeal FOIA Request “No Records" Response to FOIA Request
Jun. 14, 1995   Appeal FOIA Request LSC Possession of Records Responsive to a FOIA Request
Feb. 17, 1995   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 4
Jul. 5, 1994   Appeal FOIA Request Obligation to Obtain Information from a Third-Party Pursuant to a FOIA Request
Apr. 1, 1994   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 4, Attorney Work Product
Jul. 29, 1993   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 4
Mar. 29, 1991   Appeal FOIA Request Application of the Privacy Act to LSC, Exemption 4 & 6
Jun. 14, 1990   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 5
Jan. 3, 1990   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 5
Dec. 26, 1989 89-20 Appeal FOIA Request 89-20 Exemption 5
Dec. 26, 1989 89-19 Appeal FOIA Request 89-19 Exemption 5
Oct. 3, 1989   Appeal FOIA Request Exemption 6
Jul. 20, 1989 89-6 Appeal FOIA Request 89-6 Exemption 6
Jun. 20, 1979   Appeal FOIA Request Disclosures of Legal Services Program Employees Salary Information

 

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