Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Federal court rules SEC can withhold investigation notes

"A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled that a federal agency's release of documents in a criminal prosecution did not require another agency to release the same or related documents under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Friday’s ruling affirmed the decision of a lower court that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission can still withhold 114 sets of handwritten notes from release under a federal Freedom of Information Act request even though the U.S. Department of Justice had previously released 11 of the 114 sets in a criminal trial."

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