Deliberative-process privilege

A district court granted summary judgment for EPA in a FOIA lawsuit brought by a nonprofit group. The group requested a 2018 draft version of the Agency's Integrated Risk Information System (…

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed, 7-2, a circuit court ruling that draft biological opinions were not exempt from a FOIA request related to FWS' and NMFS' consultations with EPA for a…

A district court granted in part and denied in part cross-motions for summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of records concerning Yellowstone National Park's policy on the…

The Second Circuit reversed a district court ruling that denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit seeking FOIA disclosure of an EPA computer model related to its…

A district court denied a motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Customs and Border Protection for failure to disclose under FOIA information related to…

A district court granted in part and denied in part cross-motions for summary judgment in a company's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit seeking to compel the production of two…

The Eighth Circuit remanded a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's Freedom of Information Act request for certain documents prepared in connection with the U.S. Army Corps…

A district court held that the U.S. Department of the Interior need not release certain documents to a nonprofit group relating to the National Park Service's (NPS') proposal to enter…

A court holds that certain documents relating to the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) are not exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The CAMR regulates mercury emissions…

The court held that federal agencies may withhold from disclosure documents bearing upon the deliberative processes of the National Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG) pursuant to the Freedom…