Domestic Drone Info Protected, DOJ Says In FOIA Suit

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Thursday said it should not have to release information about its domestic use of unmanned aircraft commonly called drones, asking a District of Columbia federal judge to toss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by a government watchdog.

The U.S. Department of Justice said some information on the government's domestic use of drones is subject to exemption from the FOIA statute, according to an answer to the complaint filed in July by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

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