Yagman v. BOP, No. 14-55826, 2015 WL 2445100 (9th Cir. May 22, 2015) (per curiam)
Re: Request for full name, prison number, and mailing address of every person in BOP custody
Disposition: Affirming district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment
- Exemptions 6 and 7(C): The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that "[t]he district court properly concluded that FOIA Exemptions 6 and 7(C) apply because disclosure of the requested documents would constitute an invasion of the inmates' privacy, and [plaintiff] failed to demonstrate how disclosure of the information would further the public's interest in shedding light on government action."
- Exemption 7(F): The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that "[t]he district court also properly concluded that FOIA Exemption 7(F) applies." The court explains that "[e]ven if [it] read[s] Exemption 7(F) narrowly—as [plaintiff] suggests—as only protecting individuals associated with law enforcement personnel, prison guards and inmates in witness protection programs fit this category."
- Litigation Considerations, Discovery: The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holds that "[t]he district court did not abuse its discretion in denying [plaintiff's] request for discovery." The court explains that "[t]he district court considered the declarations submitted in the Vaughn index and reasonably concluded that no factual dispute remained."