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Court opinions issued July 14, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Detroit Free Press v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (6th Cir.) (en banc) -- Overruling its 1996 decision that individuals do not possess privacy interest in their booking photos and remanding case to district court to conduct a new balancing analysis.  

Florez v. Cent. Intelligence Agency (2nd Cir.) -- remanding case to district court to reconsider whether the CIA properly refused to confirm or deny the existence of records concerning plaintiff's father, a Cold War-era Cuban diplomat, in light of FBI's release of documents concerning the same individual during pendency of appeal.

Det. Watch Network v. U.S. Immigration & Customs Enf't (S.D.N.Y.) -- rejecting government's argument that Exemptions 4 and 7(E) protected the unit prices, bed-day rates, and staffing plans in government contracts with private detention facility contractors.   

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.