NOAA Says Temperature Study Docs Protected In FOIA Suit

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday asked a D.C. federal judge to toss Judicial Watch’s lawsuit alleging NOAA violated a federal information disclosure law by failing to turn over emails related to the measurement of global temperature data.

NOAA said there’s no validity to Judicial Watch’s argument that the Freedom of Information Act’s “deliberative process” exemption cannot apply to deliberations among scientists, or that even if the privilege did apply, that NOAA’s alleged misconduct precludes its application. Judicial Watch, a conservative nonprofit that uses...
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