On May 18, 2021, Fair Lines America Foundation filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau under the Freedom of Information Act. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to fulfill FLAF's FOIA request by the statutory deadline, which sought all records of counting operations, summaries, tabulations, and underlying group quarters population data received in response to the Census Bureau's 2020 Group Quarters Enumeration questionnaire from the 2020 Census. FLAF is requesting a judicial declaration that the defendants are in violation of the Freedom of Information Act, an order requiring the defendants to make a determination as to the request and to expeditiously conduct an adequate search for responsive records, and injunctive relief mandating that the defendants promptly complete processing the request and to produce all responsive records not otherwise exempt from disclosure within 10 days of the date of the Court's order.


U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia - No. 1:21-cv-01361