Argus Leader Media v. USDA, No. 12-3765, 2014 WL 293079 (8th Cir. Jan. 28, 2014) (Riley, C. J.)
- Exemption 3: The court explains that the relevant statute in this action, 7 U.S.C. § 2018(c), "is a withholding statute," but "program spending information [does not] fall within the withholding contemplated by § 2018(c)." The court finds that "[b]ecause the retailer spending information is not 'submit[ted]' by 'an applicant retail food store or wholesale food concern,'… the information is not exempt from disclosure." The court explains that "[t]he department, not any retailer, generates the information, and the underlying data is 'obtained' from third-party payment processors, not from individual retailers."