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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 18, 2014

Statement From U.S. Attorney Callahan Regarding The Filing Of A Motion To Intervene On Behalf Of The FBI In The ACLU Lawsuit

St. Louis, MO –  United States Attorney Richard G. Callahan today announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a Motion to Intervene on behalf of the FBI in the ACLU lawsuit seeking the release of FBI reports in possession of St. Louis County under the Missouri Sunshine law. Callahan explained that the objective of the Motion is not necessarily to prevent the disclosure of any specific reports, but rather to preserve the principle that any public release of FBI reports must be pursuant to and governed by federal law, not state law.

Updated April 6, 2016