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FOIA News: CIA may withhold emails sent to three reporters, rules SDNY

FOIA News (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Court Rules in Favor of Selective Disclosure

Steven Aftergood, Fed'n Am. Sci., Apr. 30, 2018

The Central Intelligence Agency can selectively disclose classified information to reporters while withholding that very same information from a requester under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal court ruled last month.

The ruling came in a FOIA lawsuit brought by reporter Adam Johnson who sought a copy of emails sent to reporters Siobhan Gorman of the Wall Street Journal, David Ignatius of the Washington Post, and Scott Shane of the New York Times that the CIA said were classified and exempt from disclosure.

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