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Court opinion issued Jan. 4, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan Blutstein1 Comment

Pinson v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- finding that plaintiff, a pro se prisoner, failed to establish that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) received 19 of his 70 requests. Of the remaining 28 requests in dispute, the court granted in part and denied in part BOP's argument that plaintiff failed to appeal or to pay required fees with respect to several requests.  The court further found that BOP conducted an adequate search in response to certain requests, but not others.  Lastly, the court held that BOP properly withheld records pursuant to Exemptions 5, 6, 7(C), 7(E), and 7(F).   

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