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Court opinions issued June 5, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Prison Legal News v. Samuels (D.C. Cir.) -- reversing district court's favorable decision for Federal Bureau of Prisons, which had categorically invoked Exemptions 6 and 7(C) to withhold records about money paid in response to lawsuits against it.  The D.C. Circuit found that the privacy interest involved in a given type of claim, as well as the public interest in disclosure, varied in ways that neither the agency nor the district court had considered. 

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