DOS Document Production Cover Letter, ACLU v. DOD, No. 1:04-CV-4151 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 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.

Friday, May 13, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005

United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
1 3 2005
Case No. 200303827 L13

Ms. Amrit Singh
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, New York 10004-2004

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, further coordination was required before a
decision could be made as to the release of 28 of the
documents previously retrieved as Segment L13 in response to
your request. The coordination has now been completed for
all 28 of them and we find that they may not be released.

Information in the 28 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

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product privilege, and/or another privilege incorporated by

subsection (b)(5).


Margaret P. Grafeld


Office of Information Programs

and Services

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