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In FOIA Case Against HUD Judge Liman Urges Expedited Processing As Law Firm Seeks Fee Waiver

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 6 –   The Legal Aid Society, represented by the Winston & Strawn law firm, has sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under FOIA in March. On May 6 U.S. District for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis J. Liman held a conference on the case; Inner City Press covered it. 

  The FOIA request concerns a HUD rule limiting eligibility to housing based on immigration status of family members. The requesters want to know who worked on the rule. The also want a fee waiver. 

 Judge Liman didn't on May 6 push for anything on the fee waiver, but he did encourage HUD to grant expedited treatment, or to act expeditiously. Inner City Press as a journalistic FOIA practitioner sees increasing foot dragging by Federal agencies like the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, see here. So Judge Liman's approach is needed. The case is Legal Aid Society v. HUD, 20-cv-2283 (Liman). 


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