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FOIA Update: Significant New Decisions

January 1, 1981
FOIA Update
Vol. II, No. 2
1981

Significant New Decisions

Allen v. Central Intelligence Agency, __F.2d __ (D. C. Cir. Nov. 12, 1980), (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(3), adequacy of agency affidavit, in camera inspection.

Holy Spirit Assoc. v. Central Intelligence Agency, __F.2d__ (D.C. Cir. Dec. 23, 1980), (b)(1), (b)(3), adequacy of agency affidavit, agency records, in camera affidavits, in camera inspection, referral of request to another agency.

Church of Scientology of Minnesota v. Federal Bureau of Investigation, No. 79-3217, (D.D.C. 1980), (b)(1), (b)(2)(low-2), (b)(7)(A), (b)(7)(C), (b)(7)(D), adequacy of agency affidavit, de novo review, in camera inspection.

Lovell v. Alderate, 630 F.2d 428 (5th Cir. 1980), attorney fees (pro se litigants), disciplinary proceedings, mootness, Privacy Act.

Duffin v. Carlson, __F.2d__ (D.C. Cir. 1980). (b)(7)(D), attorneys fees, interaction of FOIA and Privacy Act.

Abramson v. Federal Bureau of Investigation, __F.2d__ (D.C. Cir. 1980), (b)(1), (b)(7), (b)(7)(C), adequacy of request, duplicate and derivative records, incorporation by reference, investigatory record.

Brinton v. United States Dept. of State, __F.2d__(D.C. Cir. 1980), (a)(6)(A), (b)(1), (b)(5), attorney-client privilege, exhaustion of administrative remedies, reasonably segregable, waiver of exemption (adm. release).

Sands v. Murphy, No. 78-448-D (D.N.H. 1979), summary judgment (D.N.H. 1980), aff'd, 633 F. 2d 968 (1st Cir. 1980), (b)(7)(C), (b)(7)(D), reasonably segregable.


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