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 ER4
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 13, 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, in the case of segment ER4, further coordination was required before decisions could be made as
to the release of two documents previously retrieved in response to your request. The coordination has now been completed for both of them and we find that they may be released with excisions. A copy of the released documents are enclosed.
Material in the excised portions of both of the documents released in part 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 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.
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.
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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 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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~M~rgaret P. Grafeld
« DJ.rector
Office of Information Programs
and Services
Enclosures: As stated.
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