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FOIA News: SCOTUS short-lister gets Osama bin Laden porn lawsuit

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SCOTUS short-lister gets Osama bin Laden porn lawsuit

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, Mar. 8, 2016

A judge reportedly on President Barack Obama's shortlist for the Supreme Court now has a somewhat less weighty issue to mull: whether dead Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's porn stash should be released to the public.

The conservative group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit Monday, demanding that the Central Intelligence Agency comply with a Freedom of Information Act request submitted last year for pornographic materials recovered during the May 2011 U.S. raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington and assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an Obama nominee who has appeared on numerous lists of judges whom Obama might nominate to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last month.

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