FOIA Advisor

Court opinions issued Aug. 6, 2019

Court Opinions (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Elec. Privacy Info. Ctr. v. DEA (D.D.C.) -- concluding that DEA properly relied on Exemption 7(E) to withhold two categories of records concerning the Hemisphere Project, a program that collects daily data on telephone calls.

Sheppard v. DOJ (W.D. Mo.) -- determining that: (1) DOJ failed to perform adequate search for records pertaining to government’s investigation into its prosecution of arson case; (2) DOJ failed to submit adequate Vaughn Index; and (3) privacy waivers of third parties submitted by plaintiff would override DOJ’s assertions of Exemptions 6 and 7(C).

Open Soc'y Justice Initiative v. CIA (S.D.N.Y.) -- denying government’s motion to reconsider court’s order that Department of State and Department of Defense each process 5000 pages per month in case concerning death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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