DOS Document Production Cover Letter, ACLU v. DOD, No. 1:04-CV-4151 (S.D.N.Y. May 9, 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.

Monday, May 9, 2005
Sunday, May 8, 2005

United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
VAY 9 2005
Case No. 200303827
Segment L35

Ms. Amrit Singh
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, New York 10004-2400

Dear Ms. Singh:

I refer to our previous correspondence regarding the release
of certain Department of State material you had requested
under the Freedom of Information Act (Title 5 USC Section
552) in your letters of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004.

As you may recall, in the case of Segment L35 further
coordination was required before a decision could be made as
to the release of one of the documents previously retrieved

in response to your request. The coordination has now been
completed for that document and we find that it may not be


The information in the document 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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