FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Jan. 6, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Am. Small Bus. League v. DOD (9th Cir.) -- in an unpublished opinion, reversing district court's decision that none of agency's redactions from company's subcontracting plan were protected under Exemption 4 and that company's business contact information and signatures were not protected by Exemption 6.

Schwartz v. DOD (E.D.N.Y.) -- concluding that: (1) CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Department of Defense failed to adequately search for certain records concerning military commissions at Guantanamo Bay; (2) Exemption 7(F) did not apply to DOD's annual security refresher training presentation; (3) CIA properly redacted four of five items pursuant to Exemption 3; and (4) CIA properly refused to confirm or deny existence of certain records pursuant to Exemption 3.  

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.