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The United States Supreme Court has overturned the Ninth Circuit’s conclusion that the federal government was required to turn over the Draft Biological Opinion at issue under a Freedom of Information Act suit brought by the Sierra Club. The Court ruled that the document was exempt under the deliberative process privilege exemption of FOIA.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Supreme Court Blocks Disclosure of Draft Biological Opinion" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 75.]

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