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Court opinions issued Aug. 5, 2016

Court Opinions (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Labow v. U.S. Dep't of Justice (D.C. Cir.) -- affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the FBI on claims under Exemption 7(D) and under the exclusion set forth in 5 U.S.C. § 552(c)(1); reversing the grant of summary judgment on challenges to FBI's withholdings under Exemption 3, specifically the Pen Register Act and Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e) (grand jury records); vacating as moot the district court's opinion with regard to Exemption 7(A).

GMBH v. Cent. Intelligence Agency (D.D.C.) -- determining that the CIA conducted a reasonable search for records pertaining to the head of East Germany's state security service, and that the agency properly withheld certain information pursuant to Exemption 3 (The National Security Act and the CIA Act).  

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here