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FOIA News: Ninth Circuit on FOIA Request Rejected Over Form

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9th Cir. Says CIA FOIA Request Wrongly Rejected Over Form

Daniel Wilson, Law360, Aug. 28, 2017

The Ninth Circuit on Monday revived a Freedom of Information Act suit seeking access to Central Intelligence Agency records regarding employees that engaged in torture, saying a district court had wrongly decided the case based on the form of the request, rather than on its merits.

Stephen Yagman’s FOIA request lacked the required specificity, which should have been the merits issue on which his suit was dismissed, a three-judge panel ruled in a published decision.

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