No. 20-5045.

11 F.4th 810 (2021)

KNIGHT FIRST AMENDMENT INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, Appellee Committee to Protect Journalists, Appellant v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided August 27, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alexandra P. Swain argued the cause for appellant. With her on the briefs were Jeremy Feigelson and Timothy K. Beeken .

Bruce D. Brown and Katie Townsend were on the brief for amici curiae the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, et al. in support of appellant.

David A. Schulz and Mara Gassmann were on the brief for amici curiae Human Rights Watch, et al. in support of appellant.

Sharon Swingle , Assistant Director, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for appellees. On the brief were Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Acting Assistant Attorney General, and H. Thomas Byron III and Sonia Carson , Attorneys.

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

Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist, was murdered in a Saudi consulate in 2018, apparently on orders of the Saudi Crown Prince. Under the Freedom of Information Act, the plaintiffs here sought records about whether four United States intelligence agencies knew, before the murder, of an impending threat to Khashoggi...

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