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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 12:44 PM

6. not really google Glomar.


(3) Glomar - Agencies can avoid a decision on the release of records if the fact of the existence of the records is in itself classifiable. In a FOIA case involving a request for records pertaining to the submarine retrieval ship the Glomar Explorer, an appeals court allowed the CIA to neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested records. The "Glomar" response has been routinely invoked since if an agency wishes to withhold disclosing the existence or lack of existence of records.


I believe ACLU has been routinely glomar'd in its attempts to get "standing" re the NSA's massive domestic surveillance operations. The Snowden documents have give them what FOIA didn't.

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