Ladeairous v. DOJ, No. 16-5068, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22293 (D.C. Cir. August 8, 2018) (Rogers, J., Griffith, J., Wilkins. J.)

Date: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ladeairous v. DOJ, No. 16-5068, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22293 (D.C. Cir. August 8, 2018) (Rogers, J., Griffith, J., Wilkins. J.)

Re: Request for records concerning the requester

Disposition: Denying requester's motion for leave to file a sur-reply; granting government's motion for summary affirmance.

Procedural Requirements, Adequacy of Search: The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirms the district court's determination "that the government's search fulfilled its obligations."  The D.C. Circuit rejects the requester's challenge to the search terms used, explaining that "the government's 'search efforts were reasonable and logically organized to uncover relevant documents.'" Additionally, the court explains that the requester's "allegations of bad faith are not supported by evidence and are insufficient to overcome the presumption of good faith accorded to agency affidavits." 

Topic: 
Adequacy of Search
Court of Appeals
Procedural
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