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Court opinions issued Jan.12, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Jan. 12, 2016

Bethea v. U.S. Dep't of Agric. (D.S.C.) (magistrate) -- recommending summary judgment in government's favor after finding that USDA had conducted a reasonable search and released in full all records that it located in response to pro se prisoner's request. 

Pebble Ltd. v. U.S. Envtl. Prot. Agency (D. Alaska) -- holding that the EPA properly invoked Exemption 5 to withhold draft assessments and internal emails relating to plaintiff's plans to extract minerals from the Pebble Mine deposit in Southwest Alaska.

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