FOIA Advisor

FOIA News: DHS Settles FOIA Suit Over Irish Olympic Coach

FOIA News (2017)Kevin SchmidtComment

DHS Settles FOIA Suit Over Irish Olympic Coach

By Darcy Reddan, Law360 , Dec. 11, 2017

A California federal court on Monday approved a deal between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and an investigative journalist suing under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the details of what allowed a former Irish Olympic swim team coach accused of sexual assault to immigrate to the United States.

Journalist Irvin Muchnick's suit against the federal government was dismissed without prejudice after the two sides reached a settlement amid mediation at the Ninth Circuit. 

Read more here (subscription).