Emails between JoAnn J. Dolan, Sarah R. Prosser, and Robert K. Harris re: SR responses

An email discussing "SR responses."

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Email
Doc_date: 
Friday, September 24, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520 www.state.gov

DEC 2 9 2004
Case No. 200303827 L29

Mr. Amrit Singh
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

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

Dear Mr. 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.

We have retrieved 170 additional documents from the Office
of the Legal Adviser that appear responsive to your request,
and have grouped them as Segment L029. After reviewing
these documents, we have determined that ten may be released
in full and 146 must be withheld in full. A decision on two
documents requires interagency or intra-agency coordination;
we will inform you when we receive the results of that
coordination. Twelve documents originated with another
government agency and have been referred to that agency for
review and direct reply to you.

Material in ten of the documents withheld in full 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.

Information in 137 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
product privilege, and/or another privilege incorporated by
subsection (b)(5).

Material in two of the documents withheld in full is
information compiled for law enforcement purposes which, if
produced, could reasonably be expected to interfere with

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enforcement proceedings. As such, it is exempt from release
under subsection (b)(7)(A) of the Freedom of Information
Act.

In some cases, two or more exemptions apply to the same
document.

The search of the other files has been completed, and we
will let you know as the review of the various segments has
been accomplished.

Sincerely,

Margaret P. Grafe •

Director

Office of Information programs

and Services

Enclosures:
As stated.

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6339
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67