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Court opinions issued Apr. 21-22, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

April 22, 2016

Behrens v. U.S. Attorney (D.D.C.) -- ruling that the government's search was inadequate because the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys failed to search plaintiff's criminal case file for a court order issued in related civil case involving plaintiff and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

April 21, 2016

Am. Civil Liberties Union v. DOJ (D.C. Cir.) (unpublished opinion) -- affirming lower court's decision that the CIA properly relied upon Exemption 1 to withhold records related to the United States’ use of armed drones to conduct “targeted killings.”

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here