Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1279 3d Cir. Jan 19, 2011
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Mar 1, 2011 8-0 Roberts OT 2010

Holding: Corporations do not have a right of personal privacy for purposes of Exemption 7(C) of the Freedom of Information Act, which protects from disclosure law enforcement records whose disclosure could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: Corporations do not have a right of personal privacy for purposes of Exemption 7(C) of the Freedom of Information Act.

Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on March 1, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).

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