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CBP Must Release Twitter Summons-Related Files to Reporters

Oct. 19, 2021, 7:48 PM

Several records related to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s decision to pump Twitter for details about a user critical of the agency’s policies must be released to a national media group, a federal court said.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press overcame the agency’s assertion of Freedom of Information Act exemptions for information about whether to issue a summons to the social medial company—and whether to withdraw it following legal action—the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said.

CBP’s assertion that it “reasonably foresees that disclosure would harm an interest protected by” the deliberate process and …