FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued June 7, 2018

Court Opinions (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

Rosiere v. United States (3rd Cir.) (not precedential) -- affirming district court's decision to dismiss case as malicious, noting that inmate-plaintiff had filed identical lawsuits in other jurisdictions and inundated the government with motions.

Talbot v. U.S. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- finding that: (1) State Department should have used false birthdates in search for passport and travel records of two deceased CIA agents who plaintiff suspects were aware of CIA’s involvement in JFK's assassination; (2) State Department properly relied on Exemption 6 to withhold (a) names and signatures of State Department employees who processed one of CIA agent's passports, and (b) names, birth dates, and places of birth of CIA agent's then-minor children; (3) CIA improperly declined to search certain operational files for responsive records; and (4) CIA properly withheld documents pursuant to Exemption 3, in conjunction with the CIA Act and the National Security Act, as well as Exemption 6.     

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