No. 13-17073.

836 F.3d 1037 (2016)

Marguerite HIKEN; The Military Law Task Force, Plaintiffs-Appellants v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE; United States Central Command, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed September 6, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Colleen Flynn (argued), Los Angeles, California; W. Gordon Kaupp , Arce Law Group PC, New York, New York; Chris Ford , Law Office of Chris Ford, Phoenix, Arizona; for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Gerard Sinzdak (argued), H. Thomas Byron III , and Dara S. Smith , Civil Division, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; for Defendants-Appellees.

Dissent by Judge Rawlinson.


In February 2012, Plaintiffs-Appellants Marguerite Hiken and the Military Law Task Force (together, "MLTF") substantially prevailed in a Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") action brought against Defendants-Appellees the Department of Defense and United States Central Command (together, the "Government...

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