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Court opinions issued Aug. 22 & Aug. 23, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Aug. 23, 2017

Hetznecker v. Nat'l Sec. Agency (E.D. Pa.) -- ruling that: (1) FBI conducted adequate search for records concerning Occupy Philly movement and properly withheld records pursuant to Exemptions 6, 7(C), 7(D) and 7(E); and (2) NSA and CIA properly refused to confirm or deny existence of records pursuant to Exemption 1.  

Aug. 22, 2017

Davis v. U.S. Dep't of Veterans Affairs (D. Colo.) -- finding that agency performed a reasonable search for plaintiff claim file  (from which it produced more than 7500 pages without redactions), and that plaintiff was not entitled to discovery.

Dixon v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- concluding that FBI conducted reasonable search for various records concerning comparative bullet lead analysis and that it properly withheld third party information pursuant to Exemption 7(C).

Summaries of all opinions issued since April 2015 available here.