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FOIA News: State Dept. ordered to justify redacting 200 Clinton emails

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State Dept. ordered to justify redacting 200 Clinton emails

By Katie Bo Williams, The Hill, July 14, 2016

The State Department will soon have to produce more information about Hillary Clinton's emails that it has chosen to redact or withhold entirely.

A federal judge on Thursday gave the agency until Oct. 28 to produce a document known as a “Vaughn Index” — used to justify a decision to withhold information requested under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request — for 200 emails that passed through Clinton's private server.

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which has brought a bevy of FOIA lawsuits against the State Department regarding Clinton’s use of the unorthodox email setup when she was secretary of State, will get to choose which documents it wants the department to provide rational for.

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