FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Mar. 11, 2019

Court Opinions (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Judicial Watch v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- concluding that FBI failed to conduct adequate search for records concerning Peter Strzok’s assignment to and from Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, noting that FBI neglected to use reasonable search terms or to search records of senior staff.

Buzzfeed v. DOJ (S.D.N.Y.) -- ruling that Exemptions 6 and 7(C) did not protect identities of U.S. Attorney and Supervisory AUSA who openly engaged in improper relationship that impacted operations of entire office, but did protect identity of third party connected with separate, unsubstantiated allegation of U.S. Attorney’s misconduct.

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