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Court opinions issued June 24-25, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

June 25, 2015

Bethea v. USDA (D.S.C.) -- adopting Magistrate's report and recommendation to require agency to conduct a further search.

June 24, 2015

Gahagan v. DOJ (E.D. La.) -- ruling that Immigration & Customs Enforcement failed to adequately explain why it searched only electronic files; that Executive Office for Immigration Review was required to search files that would "likely" contain responsive records, not where they would "most likely" be found; and that no particular format was required for government's Vaughn Index -- a declaration could suffice.          

Summaries of all cases since April 2015 are available here