FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Oct. 2-Oct. 6, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Oct. 6, 2017

Campaign for Accountability v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- concluding that: (1) court has authority to issue broad, prospective injunction requiring Office of Legal Counsel to affirmatively produce to plaintiff legal opinions that are subject to reading-room requirement; and (2) plaintiff failed to identify ascertainable set of legal opinions that OLC has failed to make publicly available and index pursuant to reading-room requirement. 

Oct. 3, 2017

Thompson v. Sessions (D.D.C.) -- denying summary judgment to both parties because plaintiff failed to show he had standing to pursue a "policy or practice" FOIA claim and DOJ failed to negate or even to address the issue.

Oct. 2, 2017

Wheeler v. Mahar (N.D. Ga.) -- dismissing lawsuit against State Department because plaintiff's request for records concerning former President Barak Obama did not include Mr. Obama's written authorization. 

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here