FOIA Advisor

Court opinions July 31, 2019

Court Opinions (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Gatson v. FBI (3rd Cir.) (not precedential) -- affirming district court’s decision that FBO properly withhold records concerning plaintiff’s criminal case pursuant to Exemption (7)(A) or, in the alternative, Exemptions 3, 5. 6, 7(C), 7(D) and 7(F).

Buckovetz v. Dep't of Navy (S.D. Cal.) -- denying government’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s claims that: (1) agency has improper policy and practice of closing duplicative requests from same requester as moot; and (2) agency failed to provide all records in response to a duplicative request.

Inst. for Policy Studies v. CIA (D.D.C.) -- holding that agency improperly construed definition of a “record” and ordering agency to process entire six-page intelligence report even though the subject of request was mentioned in only one portion of report.

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