DOS Document Production Cover Letter, ACLU v. DOD, No. 1:04-CV-4151 (S.D.N.Y. May 4, 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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

United States Department of State

Washington, D.C. 20520

MAY 4 2005
Case No. 200303827 L28

Ms. Amrit Singh
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 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 15 of the
documents previously retrieved in response to the L28 segment
of your request. Coordination has now been completed for
three of them and we find that one may be released and two
may be released with excisions. The released documents are

Information in the excised portions 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).

In the case of a document released in part, all non-exempt
material that is reasonably segregable from the exempt
material has been released.

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We will inform you when coordination on the other 12
documents has been completed.


Mar4aret P 4 Grafeld


Office of Information Programs

and Services

As stated.

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