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ACLU v. U.S. Dept. of Defense, No. 09-5386

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By FindLaw Staff on January 20, 2011 4:05 PM

FOIA Request to Department of Defense

In ACLU v. U.S. Dept. of Defense, No. 09-5386, an action in which plaintiff submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency seeking documents related to fourteen "high value" detainees held at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the court affirmed summary judgment for the government where the information withheld by the government was exempt from FOIA disclosure, and the district court did not abuse its discretion by declining to perform in camera review.

 

As the court wrote:  "Appellants, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Foundation (jointly "ACLU"), submitted Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requests to the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") seeking documents related to fourteen "high value" detainees held at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

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