FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued June 29-July 1, 2016

Allan BlutsteinComment

July 1, 2016

Platsky v. Nat'l Sec. Agency (S.D.N.Y.) -- finding that the FBI, NSA, and CIA properly refused to confirm or deny the existence of certain records concerning plaintiff.   

June 30, 2016

Solers v. Internal Revenue Serv. (4th Cir.) -- affirming district court's decision that IRS properly withheld six types of records pursuant to Exemption 3 (26 U.S.C. § 6103), Exemption 5 (deliberative process privilege), and Exemptions 6 and 7(C).

Harper v. EEOC (W.D. Tenn.) -- adopting magistrate's recommendation to grant summary judgment to government, which had redacted certain information from requested documents pursuant to Exemption 5. 

June 29, 2016

Renewal Servs. v. U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (S.D. Cal.) -- dismissing plaintiff's suit because the requested records were publicly available and indexed on agency electronic system, notwithstanding plaintiff's claim that agency's electronic system had an " excessively onerous method for extracting information."

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.