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Court opinions issued July 12, 2017

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Baker v. FBI (7th Cir.) -- affirming district court's decision that names of FBI agents and Chicago police officers involved in an investigation were protected from disclosure pursuant to Exemption 6 and 7(C).

N.Y. Legal Assistance Grp. v. U.S. Dep't of Educ. (S.D.N.Y.) -- ruling that agency properly withheld certain records, but not others, concerning repayment of student loans pursuant to Exemptions 5 and 7(E).  Notably, the court opined that records concerning the enforcement of contracts did not meet the "law enforcement" threshold of Exemption 7(E).

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.