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July 2021

DC Circuit Provides Expansive Interpretation of FOIA’s ‘Foreseeable Harm’ Standard

By Adam A. Marshall
PUBLISHED IN: MediaLawLetter July 2021
Although the foreseeable harm provision is more than five years old, the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Reporters Committee v. Federal Bureau of Investigation is only the court’s second opportunity to address the standard, and it is the first time it has offered a robust description of what the provision requires.