FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Sept. 27, 2017

Court Opinions (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Am. Civil Liberties Union v. DOD (S.D.N.Y.) -- ordering government to release additional portions of six of nineteen documents concerning CIA's detention and interrogation program after finding Exemptions 1, 3, and 5 did not protect them. 

Alliance Defending Freedom v. IRS (D.D.C.) -- concluding that agency performed an adequate search for records pertaining to Treasury Regulations § 301.7611-1 ("Questions and answers relating to church tax inquiries and examinations").

Edelman v. SEC (S.D. Cal.) -- determining that: (1) agency performed reasonable search for investigatory records concerning real estate investment trust; and (2) agency failed to demonstrate propriety of withholdings under Exemptions 4 and 5, which were justified by only speculative and conclusory statements.

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