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Court opinion issued June 16, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Palmieri v. United States (D.D.C.) -- determining that: (1) the Office of Naval Intelligence failed to conduct an adequate search for records concerning plaintiff, a former contractor for the United States whose security clearance was revoked; (2) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) did not sufficiently establish that it properly withheld records pursuant to Exemption 3 and the Bank Secrecy Act; (3) the Department of State, Defense Security Service, and OPM conducted adequate searches; (4) the Naval Criminal Investigative Service properly withheld records pursuant to Privacy Act exemption (j)(2) and plaintiff failed to expressly challenge agency's FOIA exemptions.

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