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Casey v. FBI, No. 17-00009, 2018 WL 1461957 (D.D.C. Mar. 23, 2018) (Chutkan, J.)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Casey v. FBI, No. 17-00009, 2018 WL 1461957 (D.D.C. Mar. 23, 2018) (Chutkan, J.)

Re: Request for certain records concerning murder of third parties

Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment

  • Exemption 7(C):  The court holds that "Plaintiff has not rebutted Defendant's properly justified Glomar response, but has instead renewed his previously rejected motions that have nothing do with FOIA."  "Consequently, Defendant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law on its uncontested Glomar response."  The court relates that "Defendant's declarant explains that a Glomar response 'is necessary because members of the public are likely to draw adverse inferences from the mere fact that an individual is mentioned in the files of a law enforcement agency such as the FBI, as this may cast the individual in an unfavorable or negative light.'"
District Court
Exemption 7C
Updated July 3, 2018