54 Cited authorities

  1. Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc.

    477 U.S. 242 (1986)   Cited 236,482 times   38 Legal Analyses
    Holding that summary judgment is not appropriate if "the dispute about a material fact is ‘genuine,’ that is, if the evidence is such that a reasonable jury could return a verdict for the nonmoving party"
  2. Celotex Corp. v. Catrett

    477 U.S. 317 (1986)   Cited 216,533 times   40 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a movant's summary judgment motion should be granted "against a [nonmovant] who fails to make a showing sufficient to establish the existence of an element essential to that party's case, and on which that party will bear the burden of proof at trial"
  3. Matsushita Elec. Indus. Co. v. Zenith Radio

    475 U.S. 574 (1986)   Cited 113,238 times   38 Legal Analyses
    Holding that, on summary judgment, antitrust plaintiffs "must show that the inference of conspiracy is reasonable in light of the competing inferences of independent action or collusive action that could not have harmed" them
  4. U.S. Dept. of Justice v. Reporters Committee

    489 U.S. 749 (1989)   Cited 1,920 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that disclosure of "[o]fficial information that sheds light on an agency's performance of its statutory duties falls squarely within [FOIA's] statutory purpose"
  5. National Archives and Records Admin. v. Favish

    541 U.S. 157 (2004)   Cited 831 times
    Holding that "[g]iven FOIA's pro-disclosure purpose," a less stringent standard whereby a requester need only "produce evidence that would warrant a belief by a reasonable person" "is more faithful to the statutory scheme" in some contexts
  6. Dept. of Air Force v. Rose

    425 U.S. 352 (1976)   Cited 1,669 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that although "redaction cannot eliminate all risks of identifiability," it was a "familiar technique" and sufficient to protect the identities of Air Force Academy cadets described in summaries of disciplinary proceedings
  7. Department of State v. Ray

    502 U.S. 164 (1991)   Cited 799 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the appellate court gave "insufficient weight to the fact that" witness interviews taken as part of an investigation "had been conducted pursuant to an assurance of confidentiality"
  8. United States Department of Defense v. Federal Labor Relations Authority

    510 U.S. 487 (1994)   Cited 667 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that, although the requesting unions' interest in obtaining the home addresses of agency employees “might allow the unions to communicate more effectively with employees, ... it would not appreciably further the citizens' right to be informed about what their government is up to”
  9. Kissinger v. Reporters Committee

    445 U.S. 136 (1980)   Cited 900 times
    Holding that in the Freedom of Information Act, the term " ‘Executive Office’ does not include the Office of the President"
  10. Department of State v. Washington Post Co.

    456 U.S. 595 (1982)   Cited 733 times
    Holding that the terminology of "personnel and medical files and similar files" must be read broadly
  11. Rule 56 - Summary Judgment

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 56   Cited 329,129 times   158 Legal Analyses
    Holding a party may move for summary judgment on any part of any claim or defense in the lawsuit
  12. Rule 1 - Scope and Purpose

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 1   Cited 15,065 times   48 Legal Analyses
    Recognizing the federal rules of civil procedure should be employed to promote the "just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding"
  13. Section 552 - Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings

    5 U.S.C. § 552   Cited 12,182 times   556 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Court's entering of a “Stipulation and Order” approving the parties' terms of dismissal did not amount to a “court-ordered consent decree” that would render the plaintiff the prevailing party
  14. Section 552a - Records maintained on individuals

    5 U.S.C. § 552a   Cited 4,439 times   47 Legal Analyses
    Finding that it is a Department of Justice component that has as its principal function the enforcement of criminal laws includ[ing] correctional authorities
  15. Section 16.3 - Requirements for making requests

    28 C.F.R. § 16.3   Cited 139 times
    Explaining that, to obtain records held by an FBI field office, the requester must write directly to that office