FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Jan. 4, 2018

Court Opinions (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Gatore v. DHS (D.D.C.) -- ordering in camera review after finding that agency's supplemental declarations failed to sufficiently explain whether agency released all non-exempt segregable material from asylum assessments.

James Madison Project v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- ruling that: (1) FBI properly relied on Exemption 7(A) in refusing to confirm or deny the existence of synopsis of Trump-Russia Dossier and related records; and (2) CIA, NSA, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence properly withheld synopsis pursuant to Exemptions 1 and 3, and properly refused to confirm or deny existence of remaining records pursuant to same exemptions.  Notably, the court rejected plaintiff's arguments that statements made by President Trump and former executive branch officials precluded summary judgment in government's favor.      

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