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Eil v. US Drug Enforcement Administration, 16-2359

Reversing a district court decision relating to the release of private individuals' medical documents under the Freedom of Information Act in a case brought by a journalist conducting research because the balancing of public interest in disclosure and the relevant privacy interests was flawed due to the court's application of the wrong standard because the release of the documents was unlikely to advance a valid public interest and substantial privacy interests implicated by the records outweighed the interest in disclosure.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/12/22




  • United States First Circuit