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FOIA News: Trump's tax records off limits, rules D.C. Circuit

FOIA News (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

A Washington, D.C. Circuit judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday requesting access to President Donald Trump’s tax records.

By Virginia Kuta, Daily Caller, Dec. 18, 2018

Judge Karen Lecraft Henderson, who was appointed a United States Circuit judge by the late President George H.W. Bush in 1990, dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).

The lawsuit followed EPIC’s two attempts to first obtain the records through the IRS shortly after the 2016 election. After the request and a subsequent appeal were denied, EPIC filed the FOIA lawsuit to compel the IRS to release the records.

Read more here.

Copy of decision here.