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Interagency memoranda

Chesapeake Bay Found. v. Corps of Eng'rs

A district court denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' motion to dismiss an environmental group's FOIA action seeking records pertaining to permits for development on two islands in the in the Magothy River, a tributary of the...

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Fla. v. United States

The Eleventh Circuit held that a lower court erred by finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted an adequate search in response to a Native American tribe's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for...

Maine v. Department of the Interior

The court holds that a district court properly ordered the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Commerce to disclose documents that the agencies argued were protected under either the attorney-client or work-...

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...