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National Parks and Conservation Association v. Morton

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
498 F.2d 765 (1974)


Facts

The National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA) (plaintiff) submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Interior (defendant) for the inspection and copying of certain financial information contained in agency records concerning concessions operated in the national parks. The agency refused the request and NPCA sought to enjoin the refusal. The district court granted summary judgment for the agency on the ground that the information sought was exempt from disclosure.

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