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FOIA News: Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit reopened because of 'newly discovered' Clinton emails

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Press Release, Judicial Watch, May 11, 2015

Judicial Watch announced that a U.S. District Court reopened a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking documents regarding the State Department’s production and dissemination of an advertisement intended to air in Pakistan entitled “A Message from the President of the United States Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:12-cv-02034)).  U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton issued the ruling on Friday, May 8, in response to a joint motion by Judicial Watch and the State Department.

In its joint motion, Judicial Watch and the State Department asked that the lawsuit be reopened under a federal court rule allowing a case to be reopened due to "newly discovered evidence."

Remainder of press release here.