Saturday, November 22, 2014


Fuddy Business: Hawaii OIP Misses Deadline; 
Says File Lawsuit For Loretta Fuddy Information
Linda Jordan | Birther Report

July 1, 2014
Miss Horiuchi
Hawaii Office of Information Practices,

I received your email today.  I filed an appeal (U-APPEAL 14-33, dated May 1, 2014) challenging the virtual black-out by the Maui Police Department of the autopsy report for Loretta Fuddy, former Director of the Hawaii Department of Health.

The Corporation Counsel, on behalf of the Maui Police Department, requested a 10 day extension to reply to the appeal. That deadline was June 10, 2014.

On June 27th, long after the deadline had passed and hearing nothing, I requested an update of the appeal from the Office of Information Practices (OIP).

In your July 1st response you attached, from the Corporation Counsel representing the Maui Police Department , a reply to my appeal dated June 10, 2014.

Why did it take until July 1st, 2014 for me to be made aware of it? I am a party to this appeal and it is normal procedure to share replys in an appeal process with all parties at the time they are submitted to your office. You had their reply for 17 days and only forwarded it to me when I asked what was going on.

In your letter you also write that, " In light of OIP's current backlog of cases, it may be some time before I am able to address your appeal, as I am currently working on older files and other matters assigned priority by OIP's Director.  We note that you need not wait for OIP's decision on this appeal and may instead file a lawsuit for access within two years of a denial of access to government records.”

This language is almost identical to what Winfred Pong, another  attorney with the OIP, wrote in a letter to me concerning my appeal of the Hawaii Department of Health's (DOH) refusal to release former DOH Director Loretta Fuddy's work calendar. I have underlined the identical verbage. “We also note that in light of OIP’s current backlog, I may not be able to immediately address your appeal as I am currently working on older appeals and other matters assigned priority by OIP’s Director….you may instead file a lawsuit for access in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes within two years of the denial of access.” (May 2, 2014 Pong letter re: U-APPEAL 14-28)

Twice now the OIP has told me to bypass your appeal process and go straight to court and file lawsuits.

This is in direct conflict with one of OIP’s primary mission goals which is to provide an “informal dispute resolution process as an alternative to court actions…”  One of the primary reasons you gave the legislature for your existence was to keep people out of court. I am sure they will be happy to know that you are advising people to file lawsuits rather than go through the OIP’s appeal process.


(Office of Information Practices, Hawaii, Annual Report 2013, page 10, Statement of Goals) http://oip.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Annual-Report-2013.pdf

I have a hard time believing that you are so overworked and backlogged that you can’t handle your workload. In the 2013 fiscal year the OIP had 34 Uniform Information Practices Act appeals.


(Office of Information Practices, Hawaii, Annual Report 2013, page 18, Statement of Goals) http://oip.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Annual-Report-2013.pdf

Let’s say it went up to 40 in 2014. It seems incredibly ineffcient that, with roughly 3 UIPA appeals a month, the OIP, with an office of 7.5 people, is so far behind it tells people to file a lawsuit rather than wait for them to process an appeal.


(Office of Information Practices, Hawaii, Annual Report 2013, page 17, Statement of Goals) http://oip.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Annual-Report-2013.pdf

And, of the let’s say 40 filed, both of mine are kicked to the curb. This strains credulity. You are clearly obfuscating.  I believe the subject matter of my appeals, not your busy schedule, dictated a refusal on your part to consider the merits and investigate.   I am seeking public records that would shed some light on Barack Obama’s forged birth certificate. The Hawaii Department of Health has been withholding public records for years concerning Barack Obama and now the OIP and the Maui Police
Department are following suit.

The primary mission of the OIP is to help people get access to public records without going to court. I request that the OIP follow that mission goal concerning my appeals and give them due process.

Linda Jordan


----- Original Message -----
From: oip@hawaii.gov
To: Linda Jordan
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: U Appeal 14-33

Dear Ms. Jordan,

This is in response to your email dated June 27, 2014, in which you requested an update on your appeal, U APPEAL 14-33.  Please find attached a copy of a letter from the Department of the Corporation Counsel, County of Maui, to the Office of Information Practices (OIP) dated June 10, 2014, that responded to OIP's Notice of Appeal.

In light of OIP's current backlog of cases, it may be some time before I am able to address your appeal, as I am currently working on older files and other matters assigned priority by OIP's Director.  We note that you need not wait for OIP's decision on this appeal and may instead file a lawsuit for access within two years of a denial of access to government records.  Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) §§ 92F-15, 92F-42(1) (2012).

If you have any further questions concerning this appeal, please do not hesitate to contact OIP.

Sincerely,
Mimi Horiuchi
Staff Attorney
Office of Information Practices State of Hawaii
No. 1 Capitol District Building 250 S. Hotel St., Suite 107
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Tel.: 808-586-1400 Fax: 808-586-1412
E-mail: oip@hawaii.gov  Web site: http://oip.hawaii.gov

From:        "Linda Jordan"
To:         
Cc:        "Linda Jordan"
Date:        06/27/2014 02:56 PM
Subject:        U Appeal 14-33

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June 27, 2014

I was told on May 29, 2014 that the Maui Police Department had requested a 10 day extension in order to respond to my appeal concerning the virtual black out of Loretta Fuddy's autopsy report. A public record that I had requested under Hawaii statute. The extended response due date was June 10th, 2014. There has been no response to date. I am requesting an update on my appeal # U APPEAL 14-33.

Linda Jordan

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Linda Jordan is a researcher out of Seattle Washington. In 2011 she ran the SSN Barack Obama used on his 2010 tax return through the government run E-Verify system and discovered that the SSN had been flagged with a Special Indicator Code for fraud. It was not Obama's SSN. Since then she has continued to work to expose Obama's use of forged identity documents. Fake ID he used to get on the ballot and in to the White House. She is the owner of We The People T.V. at obamasfakeid.com.