USCIS Wants Rehearing In FOIA Fight With Immigration Atty

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Law360, New York (December 7, 2015, 7:07 PM ET) — The federal government asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to rehear a case involving an immigration lawyer who alleges that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had a pattern of not complying with Freedom of Information Act timing requirements, saying the attorney was not the FOIA requester and therefore lacked standing.

USCIS asked the appeals court for a panel rehearing on its holding that James Mayock’s pattern and practice FOIA claim may be established by referring to the harms suffered by similarly situated people regardless of whether…

Source: Law360