Created: 7/1/2000

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Dear Mr.

This acknowledges receipt of0 letter requesting records under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Actpecifically, your request is for records on Reies Lopez Tijerina, founder of the Alianza Federal de Pueblos Libres in New Mexico. For identification purposes we have assigned your request the number referenced above. Please refer to this number in future correspondence.

With regard to your request for expeditedust inform you that all requests aro handled in the order receivedfirst-in. first-out" basis. Exceptions to this rule will be made onlyompelling need is established to the satisfaction of thecompelling need" is deemed to exist:hen the matter involves an imminent threat to the life or physical safety of an individual; orhen the request is madeerson primarily engaged in disseminating informationepresentative of the nows media) and the information is relevantubject of public urgency concerning an actual or alleged Federal government activity. Since your request does notcompelling need" as defined above, we must decline your request to oxpedite processing.

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