FOIA Number: DOJ-17-0088

American Oversight Notice: Francisco Ethics Lawsuit

August 7, 2017
Notice filed by American Oversight regarding the status of Mr. Francisco's confirmation.

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 Civil Division Response Noel Francisco Compliance

June 27, 2017
Obtained through FOIA by American Oversight on June 27, 2017. The Department of Justice’s Civil Division responded to our FOIA request (DOJ-17-0088) for records concerning Noel Francisco’s compliance with ethics and conflict of interest laws in light of President Trump’s intention to nominate Mr. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States.

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.

DOJ Opposition to PSJ Motion: Francisco Ethics Lawsuit

June 23, 2017
DOJ opposition to American Oversight 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.

Motion for Partial Summary Judgment: Francisco Recusal

June 9, 2017
American Oversight 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 OLC No Records Response

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.