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Court opinions issued July 18, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Elec. Privacy Info. Ctr. v. Dep't of Homeland Sec. (D.D.C.) -- reducing award of fees sought by plaintiff by seventy-six percent after determining that seventy-six percent of plaintiff's briefs pertained to issues upon which plaintiff did not prevail in the underlying litigation.     

Stein v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.D.C.) -- (1) finding that the FBI properly invoked Exemption 7(D) to withhold information provided by a foreign source under an implied assurance of confidentiality; (2) ordering the FBI to process a separate request because the fees sought by the agency are prohibited due to agency's untimely response.

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.