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Court opinions issued Sept. 28, 2015

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Evans v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior & Nat'l Park Serv. (N.D. Ind.) -- granting government's motion for summary judgment after determining that: (1) plaintiff failed to file administrative appeals for several requests; (2) agency conducted a reasonable request for remaining requested records; and (3) agency properly withheld certain records pursuant to Exemptions 5 and 7(E). 

Coss v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- ruling that the FBI conducted an adequate search for a requested notebook pertaining to plaintiff's criminal case; noting that DEA, not FBI, was involved in plaintiff's drug trafficking conviction.  

Campbell v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- finding that the Criminal Division properly relied upon the attorney-work product privilege to withhold documents related to court-authorized wiretaps in pending drug conspiracy cases in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Summaries of all cases since April 2015 are available here.