DOS Document Production Cover Letter, ACLU v. DOD, No. 1:04-CV-4151 (S.D.N.Y. June 25, 2005)

Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. Letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.

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Letter
Doc_date: 
Monday, July 25, 2005
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, August 8, 2005
Doc_text: 

United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
JUL 2 5 2005
Case No. 200303827 Segment ER3
Ms. Amrit Singh American civil Liberties Union Foundation 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor New York, New York 10004-2400
Dear Ms. Singh:
I refer to our letter dated December 23, 2004, regarding the
release of certain Department of State material you had requested under the Freedom of Information Act (Title 5 USC Section 552) .
As you may recall, further coordination was required before decisions could be made as to the release of six of the documents previously retrieved in response to your request. The coordination has now been completed for all of them and we find that five may be released with excisions, and one may not be released. Copies of the released documents are enclosed.
Material in the excised portions of four of the documents
released in part and in the document withheld in full is
currently and properly classified under Executive Order
12958 in the interest of national defense or foreign
relations. As such, it is exempt from release under
subsection (b) (1) of the Freedom of Information Act.
Material in the excised portions of three of the documents
released in part is related solely to the internal personnel
rules and practices of an agency. As such, it is exempt
from release under subsection (b) (2) of the Freedom of
Information Act.
Material in the excised portions of one of the documents
released in part is specifically exempted from disclosure by
statute, to wit, the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949
(Title 50 USC Section 403g). As such, it is exempt from release under subsection (b) (3) of the Freedom of
Information Act.
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Material in the excised portions of five of the documents released in part is of such a nature that its release would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As such, it is exempt from release under
subsection (b) (6) of the Freedom of Information Act.
Material in the excised portions of one of the documents released in part is information compiled for law enforcement purposes which, if produced, could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings. As such, it is exempt from release under subsection (b) (7) (A) of the Freedom of Information Act.
Material in the excised portions of three of the documents released in part is information compiled for law enforcement purposes which, if produced, could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As such, it is exempt from release under subsection (b) (7) (C) of the Freedom of Information Act.
In some cases, two or more exemptions apply to the same document. In the case of a document released in part, all non-exempt material that is reasonably segregable from the exempt material has been released.
Sincerely,

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Margaret P. Grafeld
Director
Office of Information Programs
and Services
Enclosures: As stated.
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6774
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69