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Court opinions issued August 17-18, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

August 18, 2015

Bartko v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- ruling that the Office of Professional Responsibility properly withheld records of its investigation into misconduct by an Assistant United States Attorney pursuant to Exemptions 5, 6, and 7(C).  

August 17, 2015

Pinson v. U.S. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- finding that plaintiff's request would have required the Department of Justice's Civil Division to search for more than the two free hours that plaintiff was permitted.    

Conway v. U.S. Agency for Int'l Dev. (D.D.C.) -- concluding that USAID and U.S. Army failed to establish that they conducted adequate searches for records concerning nurse killed in Vietnam by U.S. soldier in 1967.  

Wright v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- determining that the Criminal Division conducted a reasonable search for requested records and properly withheld them under Exemption 3 in conjunction with 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2521.

Summaries of all cases since April 2015 are available here.