FOIA Advisor

Court opinion issued May 27, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Williams v. U.S. Dept. of Justice (D. Md.) -- ruling that plaintiff's "sweeping" requests for records concerning his enslaved ancestors over a 600-year period were too broad and non-specific to permit agencies to conduct searches; further ruling that FOIA did not permit the court to award plaintiff damages for his relatives' enslavement.    

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