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Court opinions issued Dec. 20, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Am. Civil Liberties Union v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (2nd Cir.) -- affirming district court's decision that 52 documents concerning drone strikes were protected from disclosure; finding that seven other drone-related documents were protected by the deliberative process privilege, reversing the district court's judgment that they must be disclosed.    

Rosiere v. United States (10th Cir.) -- affirming district court's decision to dismiss pro se prisoner's lawsuit as malicious, in light of his multiple, repetitious suits.  

Nat'l Ass'n of Criminal Def. Lawyers v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.C. Cir.) -- denying appellant's petition for rehearing, but amending July 19, 2016 opinion and remanding case to district court to consider whether requested "Blue Book" manual contains non-exempt and reasonably segregable statements of discovery policy.  

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.