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CASE ENTRY

Morley v. Central Intelligence Agency

A news editor submits a Freedom of Information Act request to the CIA, seeking documents he believes will shed light on the assassination of JFK. After 15 years of litigation and four trips to the D.C. Circuit, is he entitled to recover attorney’s fees? D.C. Circuit: The district court said no, and we’ll review that with “deference piled on deference,” so no. Dissent: “In my view, my colleagues pile their deference far too high.”


Tags: 2018, CIA, D.C. Circuit, Deference, FOIA

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