DC Circ. Undoes Bureau Of Prisons Win In 12-Year FOIA Fight

By Joe Van Acker (June 5, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday said the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons did not justify thousands of redactions in documents detailing costs it incurred from defending against lawsuits filed by prisoners and employees, which were requested by a non-profit's prison news magazine in 2003.

The appellate court reversed an order granting summary judgment to the BOP — which had said its redactions fell under Freedom of Information Act exemptions for personal information and law enforcement investigations — finding that there wasn't really any rhyme or reason to the categorical approach the BOP used when concealing information sought by Prison Legal News....

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