[Ppnews] Court rules against Peltier in documents case

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Wed Apr 29 14:45:49 EDT 2009

Court rules against Peltier in documents case

Associated Press - April 29, 2009 2:34 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard 
Peltier has lost another round in court in his effort to compel the 
FBI to disclose about 10,500 pages of documents about his case.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled on the case 
Wednesday, rejecting Peltier's claim that the district court should 
have reviewed all the documents, not just a sample of about 500 pages.

The appeals court says Peltier didn't make that argument during the 
trial so the district court in Minnesota didn't abuse its discretion 
by not doing it.

Further, the appeals says the lower court was correct in ruling that 
the Freedom of Information Act's exemptions cover the bulk of the 
disputed documents, shielding them from disclosure.

8th Circuit Court of Appeals: 

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