claim preclusion

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Res judicata translates to "a matter judged."


Generally, res judicata is the principle that a cause of action may not be relitigated once it has been judged on the merits. "Finality" is the term which refers to when a court...


Under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), any person has the right to obtain records from a federal agency. See Brief for Petitioner at 1; 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(3). However, FOIA includes exemptions under which the requested agency can deny record...