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Coleman v. Trump, No. 19-2187, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161110 (D.D.C. Sept. 18, 2019) (Jackson, J.)

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Coleman v. Trump, No. 19-2187, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161110 (D.D.C. Sept. 18, 2019) (Jackson, J.)

Re:  Request for records concerning plaintiff's criminal conviction

Disposition:  Dismissing plaintiff's case

  • Procedural Requirements, Agency Records:  "[T]he Court finds that plaintiff has stated no viable claim under the FOIA."  The court holds that "plaintiff alleges that he requested documents from a federal court,"  "[b]ut the FOIA 'adopts the definition of agency contained in 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(1)(B), which specifically excludes from its coverage "the courts of the United States."'"
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District Court opinions
Procedural Requirements, Agency Records
Updated December 17, 2021