State Dept. Can Keep BAE Systems Settlement Docs Redacted

Law360, New York (November 2, 2016, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The State Department does not have to give The Associated Press unredacted documents related to a contentious $79 million settlement paid by British defense manufacturer BAE Systems PLC while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, a D.C. federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon sided with BAE and the State Department in their battle to keep fully private certain documents the AP had requested under the Freedom of Information Act, ruling in a summary judgment order that a sample of 38 documents from the requested cache is covered by four statutory exemptions. The State Department released some requested...

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