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The Case of the Classified Corpse

The DC Circuit today issued a per curiam decision in Judicial Watch v. Department of Defense, No. 12-5137:

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking disclosure by the Central Intelligence Agency of 52 post-mortem images of Osama bin Laden. The agency refused on the ground that the images were classified Top Secret. Judicial Watch sued, and the district court granted summary judgment for the agency. We affirm because the images were properly classified and hence are exempt from disclosure under the Act.
"Per curiam" means "by the court."  In this context, it means that the opinion does not have an individual judge designated as the author of the opinion.

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