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Jobe v. National Transportation Safety Board

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-469 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether Exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act — which provides that federal agencies need not release privileged “inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters” — includes an unwritten “consultant corollary,” under which documents prepared by private, outside consultants are deemed “intra-agency memorandums or letters”; and (2) whether any “consultant corollary” in FOIA Exemption 5 could ever render “intra-agency” the communications between an agency and (1) employees of a private, regulated company with an economic interest in the agency’s actions; or (2) the representative of a foreign government.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 24 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 28, 2021)
Oct 07 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 28, 2021 to November 29, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 08 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 29, 2021.