United States Department of The Treasury, Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco & Firearms v. City of Chicago

Brief For Respondent In Opposition


In Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) v. City of Chicago, the Supreme Court was poised to review the decision of the BATF to withhold records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of individuals' firearm purchases. BATF claimed that the records are exempt under the FOIA, and that release of the records would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy. The City of Chicago (Chicago) sought the records in order to provide evidence in a separate case challenging the marketing and distribution of firearms to city residents where possession of most guns is illegal. Unfortunately, the Court will not review the case this term because of legislation passed by Congress that prohibits BATF from spending agency funds on release of the information in question.

This is Respondents' Appellate Brief in Opposition to the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Reference Info:Appellate Brief | Federal, U.S. Supreme Court | United States

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Electronic Privacy Information Center | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Electronic Privacy Information Center on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.