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Court opinion issued Dec. 14, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Long v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (D.D.C.) -- holding that certain immigration information requested from government databases met the threshold requirements of Exemption 7(E), but finding that plaintiff raised genuine issues of fact as to whether disclosure would cause the harms identified by government.  The court further rejected the government's argument that the same information was exempt pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act ("Management Act"), 44 U.S.C. §§ 3541-49.  The court ruled in government's favor with respect to requested "snapshot" database information, because the agency established that fulfilling the request would be overly burdensome.  Lastly, the court determined that the agency performed an adequate search for responsive records.

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