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Court opinions issued Nov. 16, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Slaughter v. Nat'l Sec. Agency (E.D. Pa) -- dismissing case for lack of standing because plaintiff did not submit the FOIA request at issue; rather, the request was submitted by plaintiff's attorney in his own name and failed to mention plaintiff at all.

Glapion v. Castro (D. Colo.) -- concluding that Department of Housing and Urban Development conducted an adequate search and that it properly withheld: (1) disciplinary information of agency employees under Exemption 6, and (2) communications between agency officials pertaining to plaintiff under Exemption 5 (deliberative process and attorney-client privileges).  The court also dismissed several claims because plaintiff had failed to administratively appeal the agency's responses. 

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.