Vol. VI, No. 4
The following pending cases involve FOIA issues of significance that are expected to be decided in the near future:
CNA Financial Corp. v. Donovan, No. 81-2169 (D.C. Cir.). Decision Below: 2 GDS
Church of Scientology v. IRS, No. 83-1856 (D.C. Cir.). Decision Below: 569 F. Supp. 1165 (D.D.C. 1983). Issue: Does 26 U.S.C.
King v. Department of Justice, No. 84-5098 (D.C. Cir.). Decision Below: 586 F. Supp. 286 (D.D.C. 1983). Issue: Does an FBI investigation of a suspected violator of national security laws during the McCarthy Era satisfy the threshold requirements of Exemption 7? Status: Argued before the D.C. Circuit on December 7, 1984.
Brant Construction Co. v. EPA, No. 84-2378 (7th Cir.). Decision Below: Civil No. H-82-596 (N.D. Ind. June 12, 1984). Issue: Are citizen letters to the EPA alleging wrong-doing submitted with sufficient expectations of confidentiality to be protectible under Exemption 7(D)? Status: Argued before the Seventh Circuit on February 27, 1985.
Gulf Oil Corp. v. Marshall, No. 80-1127 (D.C. Cir.). Decision Below: 1 GDS
Washington Post Co. v. Department of State, No. 84-5604 (D.C. Cir.). Decision Below: Civil No. 79-2688 (D.D.C. July 3, 1984). Issue: Would it be a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy to confirm whether an Iranian politician is an American citizen where confirmation would endanger his life? Status: Argued before the D.C. Circuit on October 1, 1985.
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