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Court opinion issued Nov. 30, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Boyd v. Exec. Office for U.S. Attorneys (D.D.C.) -- determining that the agency:  (1) properly withheld records of interviews of third parties pursuant to Exemption 6 and 7(C); (2) properly withheld a "Conflict of Interest Certification" form under Exemption 3, in conjunction with 5 U.S.C. app. 4 § 107(a)(2); (3) properly withheld the first page of a letter concerning grand jury's investigation under Rule 6 (e) of Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, but that agency improperly relied on same privilege to withhold remaining pages; (4) properly withheld the remaining pages of aforementioned letter under Exemptions 5 and 7(C), except for one sentence that court deemed non-exempt.    

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