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FOIA News: AILA Nabs Some Immigration Judges' Names in FOIA Fight

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AILA Nabs Some Immigration Judges' Names In FOIA Fight

Dave Simpson, Law360, Nov. 20, 2017

A D.C. federal judge ruled Friday that the names of 14 immigration judges who’ve been subject to numerous complaints should be unredacted by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, granting a partial win to the American Immigration Lawyers Association
U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper said that the names od 20 of the 34 judges requested by AILA should remain undisclosed under a Freedom of Information Act exemption allowing redaction of information that would constitute "a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."

But in the case of the other 14 judges, Judge Cooper sided with AILA, finding that the public interest in disclosure of the withheld information outweighs the judge’s privacy interest.

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