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Court opinions issued July 10-11, 2018

Court Opinions (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

July 11, 2018

Kuntz v. U.S Dep't of Justice (D. N.D.) -- in first published FOIA opinion from North Dakota district in more than 14 years, ruling that FBI's full disclosure of memorandum with North Dakota Attorney General rendered case moot. 

July 10, 2018

Ctr. for Investigative Reporting v. DOJ (N.D. Cal.) -- finding that: (1) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives failed to perform reasonable search for certain firearms tracing records; (2) ATF was not required to produce new documents to satisfy plaintiff's request; and (3) ATF properly withheld non-statistical aggregate data from trace database pursuant to Exemption 3.  

Elliott v. USDA (D. Md.) -- dismissing case after determining that government never received plaintiff-inmate's FOIA request concerning government's jurisdiction over certain property. 

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