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Court opinions issued August 14, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Hamdan v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (9th Cir.) -- affirming district court's ruling that FBI and State department conducted adequate searches and properly withheld records under Exemptions 1, 3, and 7(E); remanding case for district court to determine whether the Defense Intelligence Agency released all reasonably segregable information.

Consumers Council of Mo. v. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (E.D. Mo.) -- denying plaintiff's motion for attorney fees because plaintiff did not show that its lawsuit was the catalyst for agency's disclosure of records.

 Summaries of all cases since April 2015 are available here.