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FOIA Update: Significant New Decisions

FOIA Update
Vol. II, No. 1

Significant New Decisions

Simpson v. Dept. of State, No. 79-0674 (D.D.C. 1979), rev'd sub nom, Simpson v. Vance, __F.2d__ (D.C. Cir. 1980), (b)(6), reasonably segregable, similar files.

Sims v. Central Intelligence Agency, No. 78-2251 (D.D.C. 1979), 479 F. Supp. 84 (D.D.C. 1979), summary judgment (D.D.C. 1979), vacated, __F.2d __ (D.C. Cir. 1980), (b)(1), (b)(3) (50 U.S.C. § 403), (b)(6), burden of proof, similar files.

Hardy v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, No. CIV 78-189-TUC (D. Ariz. 1979), rev'd, __F.2d__ (9th Cir. 1980), (a)(2)(C), (b)(2), equitable discretion, interaction of (a)(2) and (a)(3).

Carson v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, No. 79-0140 (D.D.C. 1979), aff'd in part and vacated in part, __F.2d__ (D.C. Cir. 1980), (b)(7)(A), (b)(7)(C), agency records (judicial branch records), adequacy of agency affidavit, mootness, waiver of exemption (adm. release), waiver of exemption (failure to assert in litigation).

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Updated August 13, 2014