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FOIA News: Feds want rehearing on mugshots

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

DOJ Asks 6th Circ. To Decide If FOIA Covers Mugshots

By Jacob Fischler, Law360, Nov. 12, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice asked the full Sixth Circuit on Thursday to rehear a panel’s decision that the U.S. Marshals Service must provide booking photos under Freedom of Information Act requests, saying a circuit split requires full rehearing.

In a reply brief answering the Detroit Free Press’ opposition to its original petition for en banc rehearing on the case over whether booking photos are exempt from FOIA requests, the DOJ said the newspaper — while acknowledging the differences between precedent in the Sixth Circuit and...

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