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FOIA News: Sixth Circuit Panel Allows FOIA Request, Urges En Banc Consideration

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

Sixth Circuit Panel Allows FOIA Request, Urges En Banc Consideration

By Ryan Goellner, The National Law Review, Aug. 21, 2015

Last week, in a per curiam opinion in Detroit Free Press v. U.S. Department of Justice, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a decision granting the Free Press’s request for the mug shots of Detroit police officers facing federal charges. Although the case did not touch on the underlying charges against the officers, the panel took the unusual step of recommending to the full court that it reconsider the precedent that disposed of the case.

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