No. 19-5310.

989 F.3d 1058 (2021)

Margaret B. KWOKA, Appellant v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided March 9, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Adina H. Rosenbaum , Washington, DC, argued the cause for appellant. With her on the briefs were Patrick D. Llewellyn and Allison M. Zieve , Washington, DC.

Kathleen E. Lyon , Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for appellee. With her on the brief was Michael J. Haungs , Attorney.

Before: Tatel, Millett, and Katsas, Circuit Judges.

This case presents a recurring question in our court: under what circumstances is a prevailing plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case—here a law professor seeking information from the Internal Revenue Service—entitled to an award of attorney's fees? The district court denied the professor's request...

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