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Court opinion issued November 13, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Mobley v. CIA (D.C. Cir.) -- affirming district court's decision involving requests for records about plaintiff's detention in Yemen.  The D.C Circuit upheld the adequacy of the FBI's search, rejecting plaintiff's argument that the agency was required to search certain records systems merely because plaintiff had asked it to do so.  The Court also rejected plaintiff's contention that the FBI and CIA had waived Exemption 1 by providing certain information to the Yemeni government, which subsequently provided the information to a party that filed it in court.  Further, the Court rejected plaintiff's argument that the FBI had failed to properly classify certain records.   

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