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Union Leader Corp. v. DHS, No. 12-cv-134-PB, 2013 WL 1686730 (D.N.H. Apr. 18, 2013) (Barbadoro, J.)

Re: Records pertaining to six individuals arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement during operation Cross Check Disposition: Granting defendant's motion for summary judgment
  • Exemption 7(C):  The court finds that the defendant properly withheld the names and addresses of the criminal aliens.  The court states, "[i]n the context of this case, the disclosure of arrestees' names and addresses could subject them to harassment, embarrassment, or unwanted public attention because the fact that they have been arrested is not widely known."  Additionally, the plaintiff "has not explained how more would be revealed about the government's conduct during Operation Cross Check if the names and addresses were disclosed."  "[A]ny additional information that could be gained from disclosure of the names and addresses is merely speculative and does not outweigh the individuals' privacy interests."
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District Court opinions
Exemption 7(C)
Updated August 6, 2014