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. 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
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005
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Tuesday, June 7, 2005
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United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
JUN 8 2005
Case No. 200303827 Segment DRL1
Ms. Amrit Singh American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
18th
125 Broad Street, Floor New York, New York 1004-2400
Dear Ms. Singh:
I refer to our letter dated December 17, 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 DRL1 previously retrieved in response to your request. The coordination has now been completed for both of them and we find that both may not be released.
The information in both documents withheld in full 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 process privilege, and/or another privilege incorporated by subsection (b) (5) .
Material in 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 under subsection (b) (7) (A) of the Freedom of Information Act.
Material In one of the documents withheld in full 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.
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In some cases, two or more exemptions apply to the same document.
Sincerely,

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Margaret P. Gra ld
Director
Office of Information Programs
and Services
Enclosures: As stated.
00S-003082

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6984
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