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Docket Number19-547
Term2020
Full NameU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club
Short NameU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club
PetitionerNone
RespondentNone
Date Argued (Reargued)Nov. 2, 2020
Date Decided

Question Presented

Whether Exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act, by incorporating the deliberative process privilege, protects against compelled disclosure of a federal agency’s draft documents that were prepared as part of a formal interagency consultation process under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and that concerned a proposed agency action that was later modified in the consultation process.

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