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Court opinion issued Dec. 15, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Reporters Comm. for Freedom of the Press v. FBI (D.C. Cir.) --  reversing and remanding district court's decision that FBI had conducting adequate search for records concerning its impersonation of media during law enforcement investigations.  In reaching its ruling, the Circuit found that the government failed to sufficiently describe which agency files were searched and how, failed to demonstrate that certain records would not likely be maintained outside of one office it searched, and failed to follow one clear lead mentioned in responsive records.

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