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On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

By Martin, Kate

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Title: On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit  
Author: Martin, Kate
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Language: English
Subject: Government Reference Publication, Transportation., Transportation Administrative Service Center (U.S.)
Collections: National Security Archive Collection
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Publisher: Transportation Security Administration

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Martin, K. (n.d.). On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Retrieved from http://www.worldjournal.org/


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Whether the D.C. Circuit correctly ruled that the Department of Justice was exempt from any obligation under the Freedom of Information Act to release names and other basic information relating to hundreds of people who were detained in the weeks immediately following September 11, including many who were not even suspected of any linkage to terrorist activities?...

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS QUESTIONS PRESENTED......................................................i PARTIES TO THE PROCEEDING.........................................ii RULE 29.6 DISCLOSURE....................................................ii TABLE OF AUTHORITIES...................................................vi OPINIONS BELOW.................................................................1 JURISDICTION........................................................................1 CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY PROVISIONS INVOLVED...............................................................................2 STATEMENT OF THE CASE.................................................2 A. Detainees Arrested in the Weeks After September 11................................................................4 B. The Proceedings Below.................................................8 1. The FOIA Request and the Government's Responses...............................................................8 2. The District Court..................................................12 3. The Court of Appeals.............................................13 REASONS FOR GRANTING THE WRIT............................16 I. THE MAJORITY BELOW ERRED IN GIVING UNPRECEDENTED DEFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT EXPLANATIONS THAT WERE UNPERSUASIVE ON THEIR FACE, OVERLY BROAD, AND WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT IN THE RECORD................................18

 
 


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