Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc v. U.S. Forest Service et al
ORDER Denying 36 Defendants Motion to Clarify Regarding Search and Production of Records for Certain Forest Service Custodians. The five named custodians are not relieved from inclusion in the search for responsive records, as defined in the September 30, 2015 Order, by Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 11/25/2015.(evana, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02496-WYD-KMT
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD, INC., a Colorado non-profit corporation,
UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, a federal agency;
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, a federal agency,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Defendants’ Motion to Clarify Regarding
Search and Production of Records for Certain Forest Service Custodians (ECF No. 36),
filed on November 19, 2015.
The Court entered an Order on September 30, 2015 (ECF No. 31), instructing
Defendants to provide additional explanation of withheld documents on their Vaughn
index, under both the attorney/client privilege and the deliberative process exemptions
in response to Plaintiff’s February 27, 2014 FOIA request. Defendants were further
instructed to identify and review other documents for applicable exemptions, and to
compile a revised Vaughn index with those inclusions.
Defendants request that five custodians named in the motion be removed from
the scope of the Court’s September 30, 2015 Order, on the basis that they previously
responded to the Plaintiff’s FOIA request. I have reviewed and considered the exhibits
submitted by Defendants in connection with this motion, and I have conducted a
pertinent review of that evidence in light of the September 30, 2015 Order. I find no
merit in Defendant’s motion.
Accordingly, Defendant’s motion (ECF No. 36) is DENIED. The five named
custodians are not relieved from inclusion in the search for responsive records, as
defined in the September 30, 2015 Order.
Dated: November 25, 2015
BY THE COURT:
s/ Wiley Y. Daniel
Wiley Y. Daniel
Senior United States District Judge
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