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Court opinions issued Aug. 18 & 19, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Aug. 19, 2016

Gahagan v. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Servs. (E.D. La.) -- concluding that: (1) referring record is not per se improper, but that ICE did not justify withholding four pages that USCIS referred to ICE; (2) the declaration of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol failed to account for two withheld pages; (3) CPB and USCIS demonstrated that they conducted legally adequate searches; (4) USCIS was required to disclose duplicate records subject to authorized redactions; and (5) USCIS performed a reasonable segregability analysis for two of three disputed exhibits.

Aug. 18, 2016

People for the Ethical Treatment Animals v. HHS (D.D.C) -- ruling that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention properly relied on Exemption 4 to withhold four categories of information concerning the importation of animals, but that plaintiff was entitled to the names of the species of animals imported and to all five categories of information submitted by three companies that did not object to disclosure.  

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.