Sephton v. F.B.I., 05-1820
Summary judgment in favor of FBI in a suit under the Freedom of Information Act is affirmed where: 1) the FBI met the FOIA standard for a reasonable search; and 2) it was not plain error for the district court to consider the FOIA issues joined upon the FBI's filing of a motion for summary judgment instead of the filing of an answer.
- Decided 03/31/2006
- Published 03/31/2006
HOWARD, Circuit Judge., Before SELYA, LIPEZ, and HOWARD, Circuit Judges.
United States First Circuit
Daniel J. Stotter, with whom Bromley Newton, LLP, Robert Wolkon, and Wolkon & Pascucci, LLP were on brief, for appellant.
Karen L. Goodwin, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Michael J. Sullivan, United States Attorney, was on brief, for appellee.