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Court opinions issued Mar. 12 & Mar. 14, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Mar. 14, 2016

Cooper v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- ruling that with the exception of one document, DOJ properly invoked Exemptions 7(C), 7(D), and 7(E) to withhold various records concerning plaintiff's prosecution for drug trafficking offenses.

Mar. 12, 2016

Thelen v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- finding that government conducted a reasonable search for records concerning plaintiff's criminal case and properly withheld certain records pursuant to Exemption 3 (grand jury material), Exemption 5 (attorney work-product privilege), and Exemptions 7(C), 7(D), 7(E), and 7(F).

Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd, LLP v. U.S. Sec. & Exch. Comm'n (M.D. Tenn.) -- concluding that the SEC properly invoked Exemption 7(A) to protect records of investigation concerning Walmart's payment of millions of dollars to Mexican officials.

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.