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FOIA News: 9th Circuit Upholds Decision on Detainee Privacy Interests

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

9th Cir. Favors Detainees' Privacy In FOIA Fight

Kelly Knaub, Law 360, Sept. 13, 2017

The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a summary judgment order tossing a suit by the treasurer of the National Border Patrol Council seeking the names of 149 noncitizens who were released from detention pending a final removal determination, saying the privacy rights of the former detainees outweigh any public interest.

A three-judge panel affirmed the opinion issued by Senior District Judge Roslyn O. Silver of Arizona’s district court, which held that the Department of Homeland Security had not erred in withholding the names of the released...

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