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ALLEN v SOETORO (APPEAL - 9th CIRCUIT) - 9 - Appellee Answering Brief TransportRoom.9.0

ALLEN v SOETORO (APPEAL - 9th CIRCUIT) - 9 - Appellee Answering Brief TransportRoom.9.0

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05/23/2011 9 Submitted (ECF) Answering brief for review. Submitted by Appellees Hillary Rodham Clinton, DHS, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Janet Napolitano, Barry Soetoro, U.S. Citzenship and Immigration Services and United States Department of State. Date of service: 05/23/2011. [7761098] (HLG)
05/23/2011 9 Submitted (ECF) Answering brief for review. Submitted by Appellees Hillary Rodham Clinton, DHS, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Janet Napolitano, Barry Soetoro, U.S. Citzenship and Immigration Services and United States Department of State. Date of service: 05/23/2011. [7761098] (HLG)

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No. 11-15094 __________________________________________________________________ IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT _____________ KENNETH LEE ALLEN,Plaintiff-Appellant, v.U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, et al.,Defendants-Appellees._____________ On Appeal From The United States District Court for theDistrict of Arizona (Frank R. Zapata, J.),Case No. 4:09-cv-00373_____________ BRIEF FOR APPELLEES_____________  TONY WEST 
 Assistant Attorney General 
DENNIS K. BURKE 
United States Attorney 
MARK B. STERN(202) 514-5089HELEN L. GILBERT(202) 514-4826 
 Attorneys, Appellate Staff  Civil Division, Room 7261 U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 
 __________________________________________________________________ 
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 TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageSTATEMENT OF JURISDICTION ................................................................................. 1STATEMENT OF THE ISSUE ......................................................................................... 2 APPLICABLE STATUTES AND REGULATIONS ..................................................... 2STATEMENT OF THE CASE .......................................................................................... 2STATEMENT OF FACTS .................................................................................................. 3 A. USCIS FOIA Requests ................................................................................... 3B. Department of State FOIA Requests ........................................................... 5C. Prior Proceedings ............................................................................................ 7SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT ................................................................................. 7STANDARD OF REVIEW ................................................................................................. 8 ARGUMENT .......................................................................................................................... 8 The District Court Correctly Dismissed Plaintiff’s Suit ForFailure To Comply With Agency Regulations Requiring  Authorization To Release Documents Regarding A Third Party ........................ 8CONCLUSION .................................................................................................................... 11STATEMENT OF RELATED CASESCERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITHFED. R. APP. P. 32(a)(7)(B) AND NINTH CIRCUIT RULE 32-1CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
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 TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCases:Page
Cal. State Foster Parent Ass’n 
v.
Wagner 
,624 F.3d 974 (9th Cir. 2010) ........................................................................................... 8
Dep’t of Justice 
v.
Reporters Comm. for Freedom of the Press 
,489 U.S. 749 (1989) ........................................................................................................ 10
Hymen 
v.
 Merit Systems Protection Bd.
,799 F.2d 1421 (9th Cir. 1986) ....................................................................................... 10
Rosenfeld 
v.
U.S. Dep’t of Justice 
,57 F.3d 803 (9th Cir. 1995) ............................................................................................ 10
In re Steele 
,799 F.2d 461 (9th Cir. 1986) ..................................................................................... 8, 10
Strunk
v.
U.S. Dep’t of State 
,693 F. Supp. 2d 112 (D.D.C. 2010) ............................................................................. 11
Wilbur 
v.
C.I.A.
,355 F.3d 675 (D.C. Cir. 2004) ....................................................................................... 10
Statutes:
6 C.F.R. § 5.3(a) ................................................................................................................... 8, 96 C.F.R. § 5.21(f ) ................................................................................................................ 4, 922 C.F.R. § 171.12(a) ...................................................................................................... 6, 8, 922 C.F.R. § 171.32(c)(3) ......................................................................................................... 95 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(A) ....................................................................................................... 7, 85 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(b) ............................................................................................................ 1ii
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