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Court opinions issued Dec. 6, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Baker v. FBI (N.D. Ill.) -- ruling that the FBI properly relied on Exemptions 6 and 7(C) to withhold identifying information of federal and local law enforcement personnel and third party suspects from an investigative file.  

Kinman v. United States (S.D. Ohio) -- denying government's motion to dismiss (on procedural grounds) FOIA and Privacy Act suit against Department of Veterans Affairs in which plaintiff seeks access to individual claim files known as "C-files."  

Muchnick v. DHS (N.D. Cal.) -- reissuing tentative order and opinion from November 2, 2016 (summarized here) as a final order and opinion. 

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.