FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Jan. 11, 2018

Court Opinions (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- determining that: (1) records concerning agency's use of certain electronic devices during Secretary Clinton's tenure did not meet asserted "government misconduct" exception to deliberative process privilege; and (2) agency needed to clarify whether it had reviewed and released in full emails recovered by FBI in October 2016.  

Kanaya v. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm & Explosives (D.D.C.) -- dismissing case because ATF averred that it never received plaintiff's request before lawsuit and plaintiff was unable to show that he mailed the request to an address associated with ATF. 

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.