FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Apr. 6, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Davis v. U.S. Dep't of Homeland Sec. (E.D.N.Y.) (Magistrate's Order) -- finding that the Federal Bureau of Prisons: conducted an adequate search for records and properly redacted the inmate names and register numbers pursuant to Exemption 7(C). 

Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- holding that the agency had no duty to respond to plaintiff's request for "records that identify the number and names of all current and former" State Department officials "who used email addresses other than their assigned '' email addresses to conduct official State Department business," because the request was really a question and not a request for existing records. 

Gatore v. U.S. Dep't of Homeland Sec. (D.D.C.) -- agreeing with agency that Exemption 5 applies to assessments of asylum applications, but ordering agency to perform segregability analysis of each document; denying plaintiff's request for attorney's fees because plaintiff failed to address whether it was eligible and entitled to such fees. 

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.