Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

The Clearing House Ass’n, L.L.C. v. Bloomberg, L.P.

Petition for certiorari denied on March 21, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-543 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: (1) Whether the identity of a third party who transacts with a federal agency, and the highly confidential terms of such a transaction, constitutes information "obtained from" that party for purposes of Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, which authorizes a federal agency to withhold “[1] trade secrets and commercial or financial information [2] obtained from a person [3] privileged or confidential”; and (2) whether information is "confidential" under FOIA Exemption 4 when its disclosure would impair the effectiveness of federal agency programs.

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