Freedom of Information Act

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Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, federal agencies must disclose records to anyone who requests them, subject to certain exemptions. See AT&T v. FCC, 582 F.3d 490, 492 (3d Cir. 2009). If an...

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Respondent Argus Leader Media (“Argus Leader”) is a daily newspaper published in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In February 2011, Argus Leader filed a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) in order to...

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Oral argument: Dec. 1, 2010

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Aug. 5, 2009)

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, HIGH 2 EXEMPTION, AGENCIES

Glen Milner filed a request with...

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In 2004, Respondent Daniel Kirk filed a complaint with the Department of Labor ("DOL") against his former employer, Petitioner Schindler Elevator Corporation (“Schindler”), alleging that Schindler had violated the Vietnam Era...

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Oral argument: March 1, 2011

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Apr. 6, 2010)

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, FALSE CLAIMS ACT, QUI TAM

Daniel Kirk, a Vietnam War veteran, filed a qui tam suit against...

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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. § 552(a)(3). However, FOIA includes exemptions under which...

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Oral argument: April 16, 2008

Appealed from: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (June 22, 2007)

LAW OF JUDGMENTS, RES JUDICATA, PRIVITY, CLAIM PRECLUSION, VIRTUAL REPRESENTATION, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT,...