Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Milner v. Department of the Navy

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1163 9th Cir. Dec 1, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Mar 7, 2011 8-1 Kagan OT 2010
 
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Holding: Maps describing the location of explosives do not qualify for withholding under Exemption 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, which shields from disclosure only records that relate to employee relations and human resources issues.

Plain English Holding: Maps describing the location of explosives do not qualify for withholding under Exemption 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, which shields from disclosure only records that relate to employee relations and human resources issues.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Reversed, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan on March 7, 2011. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion. Justice Breyer filed a dissent.

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