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 8 2005
Case No. 200303827 Segment SWCI0001
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 of February 18, 2005, regarding the release of certain Department of State material 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 four of the documents retrieved in response to your request. That coordination now has been completed and we find that none of the four documents may be released.
Material in all four documents 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 two of the documents withheld in full is exempt
from release under subsection (b) (5) of the Freedom of
Information Act because it protected by the deliberative process privilege, attorney client privilege, attorney work product privilege, and/or another privilege incorporated by subsection (b) (5) .
Material in of one of the documents withheld in full 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
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under subsection (b) (7) (A) of the Freedom of Information Act. In some cases, two or more exemptions apply to the same document. We have now completed the processing of Segment SWCIOOI. Sincerely,

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~Dlrector

Office of Information Programs and Services
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6982
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