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Dept of Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protect. Assoc.

Docket No.: 99-1871
Argued: January 10, 2001
Decided: March 5, 2001

Topics:

Freedom of Information, Sunshine, or Privacy Act, Privacy, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, EPA, Eleventh Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, OSHA, Supremacy Clause, Title VII, habeas, habeas corpus, preemption, privacy, separation of powers

Petitioner: Dept of Interior
Respondent: Klamath Water Users Protect. Assoc.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 189 F.3d 1034
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 1 (2001)
Question:

Are documents shared between the Klamath and other Indian Tribes and the Department of the Interior, which address tribal interests subject to state and federal proceedings to determine water allocations, exempt from the disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, as " inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters?"

Dept of Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protect. Assoc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 10, 2001

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Klamath Water Users Protect. Assoc., 0 vote(s) against
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