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Court opinions issued Aug. 25, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

First Amendment Coalition v. DOJ (9th Cir.) -- reversing district court's decision that plaintiff was ineligible for attorney fees in case pertaining to Anwar al-Awlaki, and remanding for determination as to whether plaintiff is entitled to fees. Notably, one panelist opined that fee eligibility ought not depend upon whether plaintiff's litigation was  "substantial causative effect" of disclosure of requested information.

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