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This page includes summaries of decisions decided between May 2009 and December 2012.  Decision summaries from May 2009 to April 2012 were compiled by month, with summaries from May 2012 to December 2012 complied by week. For decisions decided from January 2013 to the present, please visit our main Court Decisions page, or use the search tools on the right hand side of this page.

All decisions are presented both chronologically, based on the date of issuance, and topically.  To facilitate their review, each decision is broken down by exemption or procedural element.  Although we have designed these summaries to reflect the key aspects of each decision, by their nature these are summaries only, and such things as internal citations and quotations have been omitted.  Our goal is to provide readers with an overview of the cases as they are decided during the year, but for a complete understanding of any given case readers are, of course, encouraged to read it in its entirety.

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View  Decisions by Topic
Adequacy of Administrative Record Injunctive Relief
Adequacy of Affidavit Intervention
Adequacy of Declarant Jurisdiction
Adequacy of Search Litigation Considerations
Administrative Procedure Act Mandamus Relief
Agency Records Mootness
Agency Requirements Motion for Contempt
Allegations of Bad Faith Motion for Reconsideration
Allegations of Wrongdoing Motion for Summary Judgment
Amending the Complaint Motion To Dismiss
Appointment of Counsel Motion to Intervene
Attorney Fees Motion to Reopen
Brady or Jencks Act Official Acknowledgment
Burden of Proof Open Government Act Amendment
Choice of Format Procedural
Common Interest Doctrine Proper Party Defendant
Costs Protective Order
Creating or Authenticating a Record Public Acknowledgment
Damages Publication of Regulations
Declarations Public Domain
Declaratory Reasonably Described Records
Delay Referral of Record
Discovery Referral of Request
Discretionary Referral to Special Counsel
Exclusion Remand
Exemption 1 Reprocessing
Exemption 2 Responsiveness
Exemption 3 Reverse FOIA
Exemption 4 Sanctions
Exemption 5 Sealed Documents
Exemption 6 Sealing Orders
Exemption 7 Segregability
Exemption 7A Settlement Agreement
Exemption 7C Standard of Review
Exemption 7D Standing
Exemption 7E Statute of Limitations
Exemption 7F Stay of Proceedings
Exemption 8 Summary Affirmance
Exhaustion Summary Judgment
Expedited Processing Supplemental Order
Fees and Fee Waiver Submitter Notice
Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine Timeliness
Glomar Validity of Third Party Waiver
In Camera Review Vaughn Index
In Forma Pauperis Status Venue

Updated: September 2014