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The plaintiff sued the government last May 2, the day after President Obama announced the killing of the al-Qaeda leader, for the release of images associated with his death under the Freedom of Information Act [5 U.S.C. sec. 552] (see "TUOL" post 1/30/12). As reported by Legal Times (www.Legaltimes.typepad.com), the CIA withheld 52 documents in response to the FOIA request, arguing release of the volatile classified bin Laden records posed a national security risk.
Judge Boasberg ruled "the CIA's explanation of the threat to our national security that the release of these records could cause passes muster." Judicial Watch has filed a notice of appeal to the United States District Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.