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Court opinions issued Feb. 5, 2019

Court Opinions (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Blakeney v. FBI (D.D.C.) — finding that: (1) Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys conducted adequate search for records pertaining to plaintiff’s criminal case and properly relied on Exemptions 5, 6, and 7(C); and (2) plaintiff’s claim against FBI was barred because plaintiff failed to pay FBI’s FOIA processing fees.

Det. Watch Network v. ICE (S.D.N.Y) -- ruling that plaintiffs were eligible and entitled to attorney’s fees and costs incurred during appellate litigation over immigration detention contracts, and that government was responsible for paying those fees even though third-party intervenors litigated at appellate levels.

Summaries of all published opinions issued since April 2015 are available here.