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Court opinion issued Nov. 3, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Bothwell v. Brennan (N.D. Cal.) -- concluding that the Central Intelligence Agency conducted an adequate search of its operational files for records generated in 1976 concerning Johnny Roselli.  In reaching its decision, the court rejected plaintiff's argument that the CIA should have searched and reviewed the actual, hard-copy paper files after the agency found no responsive records through inquiries of its electronic databases.

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