FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued July 30, 2019

Court Opinions (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Sauter v. Dep't of State (D.D.C.) -- concluding that U.S. Air Force, and CIA performed adequate searches for records concerning Korean War pilot, shot down in 1951, and that Defense Intelligence Agency properly determined that any responsive records would be maintained by Department of Defense’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

Am. Oversight v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- ruling that Office of Information Policy performed adequate search for records concerning U.S. Attorney John Huber’s investigation into claims of FBI misconduct and that plaintiff was not entitled to discovery notwithstanding DOJ’s initial mistakes in earlier declaration.

James Madison Proj. v. DOJ (D.D.C.) -- finding that government had not justified its reliance on Exemptions 1, 3, 7(D), and 7(E) to redact FISA applications concerning Carter page in light of White House press release stating that President had directed government to declassify those records.

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