FOIA Update: Government Ordered to Produce Vaughn Index

For those of your following my FOIA case, Judge Zobel today ordered the State Department to produce a Vaughn Index within thirty days. This was not a great victory—although the government refused to assent to my motion when I filed it, the government didn’t oppose it.

So if all goes according to plan, on August 16 I should have a list of the records the government has in its possession, and the basis (if there is one) for the government’s decision to withhold them.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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