Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Re: Request for dollar amount of goods retailers sold to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries and subsequently redeemed from federal government in given year Disposition:Reversing and remanding the district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment
- 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."
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