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Court opinion issued June 10, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Tracy v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- ruling that it was reasonable for the FBI to search for records concerning plaintiff by using his name as a search term and forgoing his date of birth, social security number, and the names of companies suggested by plaintiff.  The court further ruled that the FBI properly withheld the names of third parties under Exemption 6 and 7(C), and that it properly withheld the address of an internal web site under Exemption 7(E). 

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