FOIA Number: DOJ-17-0088

Order Motion for Expedition Denied in American Oversight v DOJ Francisco Recusal

February 22, 2018
Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denying American Oversight’s motion seeking expedited processing of the FOIA request for records related to Solicitor General Noel Francisco’s recusal from participating in the travel ban case in early 2017. DOJ has already produced a number of these records while the legal case has been proceeding.

Brief Supporting Summary Judgment Motion: American Oversight v. DOJ – Francisco Recusal

August 7, 2017
Reply brief filed by American Oversight in support of our motion for partial summary judgment in our lawsuit seeking records related to Solicitor General Noel Francisco's recusal during the defense of President Trump's travel ban in early 2017.

Brief Supporting PSJ Motion: Francisco Ethics Lawsuit

June 30, 2017
American Oversight brief supporting our motion for partial summary judgment in our lawsuit seeking records related to Noel Francisco's involvement in the defense of President Trump's travel ban.

DOJ Records Relating to Solicitor General Noel Francisco’s Recusal

June 27, 2017
Emails from department ethics officials regarding Noel Francisco’s participation in the defense of President Trump’s travel ban. American Oversight sued for these records to assess how Mr. Francisco complied with his ethical obligations.

Francisco & the Travel Ban: What We Learned from the DOJ Documents

June 23, 2017
On April 6, American Oversight sought records from DOJ relating to Solicitor General nominee Noel Francisco’s participation in the defense of President Trump’s travel ban and any ethics waivers he received to do so.  Those records can give us some important insights into how DOJ addressed this specific situation – and the principles it might apply to similar questions in the future.

No Records Response from DOJ OLC Regarding Francisco’s Involvement in the Travel Ban

June 2, 2017
OLC stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for information relating to Noel Francisco's involvement in the defense of President Trump's travel ban.

Watchdog Sues to Release Ethics Records of Solicitor General Nominee

May 9, 2017
One day before Solicitor General nominee Noel Francisco’s scheduled confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, non-partisan ethics watchdog group American Oversight filed a lawsuit seeking records related to Francisco’s work at the Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier this year.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Francisco Recusal

May 9, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight to compel the DOJ to comply with our FOIA request for information relating to Noel Francisco's involvement in the defense of the travel ban and the department's handling of ethical conflicts.

PI Motion : American Oversight v. DOJ – Francisco Recusal

May 9, 2017
Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by American Oversight in our lawsuit relating to Noel Francisco's involvement in the defense of the travel ban and the department's handling of ethical conflicts.

FOIA Request to DOJ Noel Francisco Ethics Waivers or Recusal Records

April 7, 2017
Ethics waivers or recusal records for Noel Francisco and his participation litigation relating to the travel ban.