Hughes v. DOJ, No. 17-5429, 2018 WL 5013540 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 16, 2018) (Aspen, J.)

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hughes v. DOJ, No. 17-5429, 2018 WL 5013540 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 16, 2018) (Aspen, J.)

Re:  Request for records concerning plaintiff's brother

Disposition:  Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment

  • Exemption 7(C):  The court holds that "Defendant has met its burden of justifying its decision to withhold documents pursuant to Exemption 7(C) in order to protect against the unwarranted invasion of a legitimate privacy interest, and Plaintiff has offered no reasonable public interest that would be advanced by revealing the private law enforcement records he seeks about his brother."  Moreover, the court finds that "[a]s confirming the existence of criminal records pertaining to [plaintiff's brother] would fall within Exemption 7(C), Defendant properly refused to confirm or deny the existence of any such law enforcement records."
Topic: 
District Court
Exemption 7C
Updated January 31, 2019