D.C. Circuit Deems DOJ’s ‘Blue Book’ Not Discoverable Under FOIA As Work Product

Mealey's (July 21, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A discovery guide created by the U.S. Department of Justice and used by federal prosecutors qualifies as attorney work product, a District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 19, affirming a trial court’s finding that the DOJ did not need to produce the manual in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers v. U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys, et al., No. 15-5051, D.C. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App....
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