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Court opinion issued July 26, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Gahagan v. U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Servs. (E.D. La.) -- finding that: (1) USCIS's revised Vaughn indices were not detailed enough to prove that Exemption 5 applied to four documents; (2) USCIS discharged its FOIA obligations with respect to remaining requested records, including properly invoking Exemptions 5 and 7(E), and; (3) plaintiff did not establish that USCIS should be held in civil contempt.

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