Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mark S. Zaid, Lobel, Novins & Lamont, Washington, DC, for Appellant.
Andrew D. O'Toole, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (James B. Comey, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Gideon A. Schor, Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, on the brief), for Appellee.
Before CABRANES, POOLER, and KATZMANN, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
POOLER, Circuit Judge.
The Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requires courts to balance the rights of citizens to gain access to information that their federal government collects against the privacy interests of individuals and government employees discussed in the same information. Appellant Steven E. Perlman sought to exercise his FOIA rights when he requested a copy of a report investigating allegations of misconduct in the operation of an Immigration and Naturalization...
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