[Ppnews] Court rules against Peltier in documents case
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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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