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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Maine v. Department of the Interior

The court affirms in part and vacates in part a district court order requiring the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to disclose to Maine certain documents relating to efforts to list Atlantic salmon in eight rivers in Maine as...

Department of the Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protective Ass'n

The Court holds that documents passing between Native American tribes and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) are not exempt from the Freedom of Information Act's (FOIA's) disclosure requirements as intraagency communication that...

Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. Department of Justice

The court upholds a district court decision rejecting a former nuclear plant operator's request to release a series of intraagency and interagency documents that were cited and referred to in an internal U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ...

Klamath Water Users Protective Ass'n v. Department of the Interior

The court reverses a district court decision that documents submitted by Native American tribes at the request of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in the course of consultation over ongoing proceedings involving water rights...

Missouri v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that an intraagency memorandum discussing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to protect the pallid sturgeon in Missouri is exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure under the deliberative process...

Public Employees for Envtl. Responsibility v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Inspector General must disclose portions of its internal investigations manual and other law enforcement documents pursuant to a public interest group's...

Maricopa Audubon Soc'y v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that exemption 2 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not exempt the U.S. Forest Service from disclosing documents revealing the locations of northern goshawk nest sites. The government has failed to demonstrate...

Maricopa Audubon Soc'y v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exempts the U.S. Forest Service from disclosing two documents relating to its investigation of the Southwestern Regional Forester's and Deputy Forester's...

Audubon Soc'y v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires the U.S. Forest Service to release to an environmental group management territory maps identifying Mexican spotted owl nest sites. The Forest Service may not withhold...

Ethyl Corp. v. EPA

The court vacates a district court's summary judgment for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a gasoline additive manufacturer's action under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel EPA to produce records relating...