Pickard v. DOJ, No. 17-15945, 2018 WL 1007625 (9th Cir. Feb. 22, 2018) (per curiam)

Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pickard v. DOJ, No. 17-15945, 2018 WL 1007625 (9th Cir. Feb. 22, 2018) (per curiam)

Re: Request for records concerning confidential informant

Disposition: Affirming in part and vacating in part district court's grant of government's motion for summary judgment

  • Exemption 7(D) & Waiver:  The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit amends its December 13, 2017 opinion.  The court now holds that "[e]ven assuming that [the requester] is correct that exemption 7(D) may be 'waived,' he is entitled only to exactly the same information that has been publicly disclosed."   “If, for instance, the DEA had in its possession a videotape of Skinner's trial testimony, Plaintiff might be entitled to that videotape."  "But what Plaintiff seeks – records that may contain some of the same information about which [the alleged informant] testified – is not exactly the same information that was publicly disclosed, so FOIA exemption 7(D) applies."

 

Topic: 
Court of Appeals
Exemption 7D
Waiver
Updated July 3, 2018