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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.

Attoney Generul
Stateof Califomia
DEPARTMENT OF IUSTICE
DTVISIONOF LAW ENFORCEMENT
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P O .B O X1 6 1 0 8 9
SACRAMENTO, CA 95316-1089
T€lephone: (916)ll9_8266
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E-MailAddr6s: j.niwall@doj.cagov

9, 2009
December

Dr. JonathanH. Levy


Attomeyat Law
37 RoyalPointeDrive
Hilton Headlsland,SC 29926

Re: CalitbmiaPublicRecordsAct Request

DearDr. Levy;

This is the Depanment ofJustice's(DOJ)response to yourcorespondence dated


November23,2009,in whichyou expressed with our
dissatisfaction to
response the Public
RecordsAct requestthatyou submittedon November9, 2009

In yourNovember9 lctterthatyou addressed to the CalifomiaAttomeyGeneral'sOffice


44{ theBureauoflnvestigationandIntelligence (BII), you sought"any andall infomationin
anyformatregardingDr, [Orly] Taitz including€lectrodcandotherconespondence with
federal,stateor localagencies."

In thelatestcorespondence, in the
you clarifiedthatyou areonly seekingdocuments
possession ofthe BII rath;r thantheAttomeyGeneral'sOfficein its entirety. youdid
However,
not provideus with anyadditionalinformationto assistus in our search

As such,theBII conducted a searchofits electronicindexesbut wasunableto locate


recordsunderthe generalheadingof"Orly Taitz" A searchwasnot conducted ofphysicalfiles
becausewe did noi haveanyadditionalinformationto assistusin nalrowingour seatch,suciras
a possiblegeographiclocationwherethefilesmay be housed.

we arenot awareofany responsive


As we statedin our pdor response, documents which
aresubjectto publicdisclosure,To our knowledge,if anydocuments existthatareresponsive,
all arc;rivileCedandexemptfrom publicdisclosure in response to a PRA request While it is
possibGthatiesponsive documents may existwhicharesubjectto publicdisclosure, we have
6eenunableto identifythem. Evenif suchdocuments existbut areinadvedently not prcvided,
"perfectionin responding to a publicrecordsrequestis not the standard,especiallywherethe
riquestdoesnot ieek specific,identifieddocumqnts,but rathera classor categoryof
H. Levy
Dr, Jonathan
December9, 2009
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(Motorola Communication& Electronics,Inc v Departmentofceneral Services'


dociuur|fJnts."
supra,55 Cd,App.Athat p,I350.)Because you! requestis sogenelalandse€msto only
encompassidenihable documentswhich areall exernptftom disclosure,it is not reasonable
underthe circumstancasfor DOJ to suggesta way to modiry the request

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For EDMIJNDG. BROWNJR.
Attomoy General