FOIA Advisor

Court opinion issued June 8, 2016

Allan BlutsteinComment

Russell v. U.S. Dep't of State (9th Cir.) -- affirming lower court's finding that agency conducted an adequate search for records concerning death of plaintiff's son in China.  The court rejected plaintiff's argument that Ninth Circuit precedent requires agency affiant to "directly" supervise searches, holding that the affiant need only be "responsible for supervising" the search.   

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