FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued June 22-23, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

June 23, 2015

Am. Immigration Lawyers Ass'n v. Exec. Office for Immigration Review (D.D.C) --  holding that agency was not required to process non-responsive information so long as it "'is clearly and without any doubt unrelated to the subject of the request'  and its redaction will not interfere with [plaintiff's] ability to understand or contextualize the responsive material; further holding that agency was permitted to raise exemption claims for material that it had previously withheld as non-responsive.

June 22, 2015

Ellis v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- determining that government properly withheld requested drug surveillance records under Exemption 5 (attorney-client privilege) and that it conducted an adequate search.

Summaries of all cases since April 2015 are available here