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Court opinions issued Feb. 2, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judicial Watch v. U.S. Dep't of Def. (D.D.C.) -- ruling that the agency properly relied on the deliberative process privilege to redact a memorandum relating to transfer five Guantanamo Bay detainees to the state of Qatar in exchange for the return of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  In reaching its decision, the court rejected plaintiff's argument that the agency had adopted, incorporated, or relied upon the memorandum so as to lose the protection of the privilege.  

Polk v. Fed. Bureau of Investigation (N.D. Cal.) -- denying plaintiff's motion under Rule 60(b) of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for relief from decision granting summary judgment to agency.

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.