FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued July 17, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

McGuffin v. Soc. Sec. Admin. (E.D.N.C.) -- concluding that SSA properly invoked Exemption 6 to withhold names and personal productivity information of agency decision writers. 

Gawker Media v. U.S. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- rejecting discovery request for: (1) affidavit from former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines concerning methodology he employed to search his private email for government documents, and (2) sworn certification that Reines turned over all government-related records in his private email accounts..

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