DOS Document Production Cover Letter, ACLU v. DOD, No. 1:04-CV-4151 (S.D.N.Y. June 8, 2005)

Letter from Margaret P. Grafeld, DOS to Amrit Singh, ACLU re: the ACLU's FOIA Request. The 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: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Doc_text: 

United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
JUN ! 13 2005
Case No. 200303827 Segment L32
Ms. Amrit Singh American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
18th
125 Broad Street, Floor New York, New York 10004-2400
Dear Ms. Singh:
I refer to our letter dated December 29, 2004, regarding the
release of certain Department of State material under the
Freedom of Information Act (Title 5 USC Section 552) .
As you may recall, further coordination was required before a decision could be made as to the release of two of the documents in Segment L32 previously retrieved in response to your request. The coordination has now been completed for both of them and we find that both may be released with excisions. The released documents are enclosed.
The material in the excised portions of one of the documents released in part is exempt from release under subsection
(b) (5) of the Freedom of Information Act because it is protected by the deliberative process privilege, attorney client privilege, attorney work-product privilege and/or another privilege incorporated by subsection (b) (5) .
The material in the excised portions of one 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.
00S-003061

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In the case of documents released in part, all non-exempt material that is reasonably segregable from the exempt material has been released.
Sincerely,
~'R~­
~Margaret P. Grafeld ~\ Director Office of Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: As stated.

00S-003062

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6966
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69