Tag Archive for Judge Stephen Williams

Thanks and a note on the Morley v. CIA road ahead

Thanks all the positivity on the court’s decision.  I think Bill S. has quoted the essence of the decision, which is good news for FOIA requesters everywhere.  What’s gratifying is the court’s rather commensensical affirmation that people who want to know more about the CIA and the events of November 1963 are acting reasonably.

In addition, this court has previously determined that Morley’s request sought information “central” to an intelligence committee’s inquiry into the performance of the CIA and other federal agencies in investigating the assassination. Morley v. CIA, 508 F.3d 1108, 1118 (D.C. Cir. 2007). Under these circumstances, there was at least a modest probability that Morley’s request would generate information relevant to the assassination or later investigations.”

Unfortunately,, the archaic appellate process has delivered us back into the tender mercies of the oft-reversed Judge Leon. We are exploring possible remedies. If you have expertise in federal appellate court procedures, maybe you have some ideas.

I will keep you posted, if you keep posting the story of the court’s decision on your social media.

Morley v. CIA decision

Here is the decision of Judge Stephen Williams in the Morley v CIA lawsuit concerning certain long-suppressed CIA records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Morley 3, CIA 0

A federal appellate court has again rejected the arguments of the Central Intelligence Agency in a long-running lawsuit over ancient but still-sensitive CIA files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Jim Lesar

James Lesar, veteran FOIA litigator, prevailed over the CIA attorneys for a third time.

On Thursday, a three-judge panel in Washington D.C. unanimously denied the CIA’s claim that there is no “public benefit” to the disclosure of long-suppressed records of a deceased CIA officer involved in the events that led to the death of the liberal president on November 22, 1963.

“Where that subject is the Kennedy assassination, an event with few rivals in national trauma and in the array of passionately held conflicting explanationsshowing potential public value is relatively easy,” wrote Senior Circuit Judge Stephen Williams.

The records were forced into public view by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that I brought against the CIA in 2003. The records revealed for the first time that the officer received a Career Intelligence Medal in 1981, two years after stonewalling congressional investigators about what he knew of contacts in 1963 between accused assassin Lee Oswald and CIA-funded anti-Castro exiles in New Orleans.

Read more

Morley v. CIA: highlights from the decision

Highlights from the opinion of Judge Stephen Williams concerning the FOIA lawsuit for JFK assassination, Morley v. CIA. 

The decision was affirmed by Judges Douglas Ginsburg and Sri Srinvasan.

I’m the plaintiff and I have added my comments:

The Court:

Morley contends that some of the documents turned over—a couple of travel records and a photograph and citation relating to a career medal once received by Joannides—shed some light on President Kennedy’s assassination, but the value of these documents is at best unclear.

Morley:  If the CIA wants to clear up the story of George Joannides’ secret operations in 1963, it is free to do so at any time. I hope they will do so before October 25, 2017 when the JFK Records Act mandates the release of the agency’s still-secret JFK assassination-related records.

The Court:

Morley’s request had potential public value. He has proffered—and the CIA has not disputed—that Joannides served as the CIA case officer for a Cuban group, the DRE, with whose officers Oswald was in contact prior to the assassination.

Morley: No one is much surprised that the CIA sees no “public benefit” in talking publicly about certain covert operations in late 1963. That’s politically understandable in Langley. It is not legally acceptable in the context of JFK, says the court.

Where that subject is the Kennedy assassinationan event with few rivals in national trauma and in the array of passionately held conflicting explanationsshowing potential public value is relatively easy.

Morley: This is not a controversial proposition. Full JFK disclosure has public value. The CIA disagrees but the law and Judge Williams and common sense say otherwise.



male enhancement: mexican boner penis size and race flomax alternatives drugs abnormal big cock is there a bone in your penis how to tell how big a guys dick is interesting ways to masturbate jensen roots 1 male enhancement alpha xtrm reviews penises sizes how to make a woman erect free testosterone pills vardenafil vs viagra wiz khalifa dick jamaican stamina drinks rx1 male enhancement erect dick 180 blue pill getting a bigger penis generic viagra names penis extended himalayan viagra 3 inch cock does rogaine work happy pills drugs

vape: banzai vape problems with voopoo drag 2 coils sobra vape uwell crown size nike vapor pro cleat smok r80 tc manual north georgia vapor mxjo 18650 3000mah 35a ecig tank broke by itself cascade plus ohms vaping chart voopoo drag 2 batter ysize vaping heart pain where to buy e cigarette what is e cig juice made of vaping statistics 2019 suorin drop discount code sigelei 100w kit e juice components vaping extracts smok guardian pipe uwell crown coil taking a long time to break in uwell rba free shipping blue mountain vape voopoo drag check battery fumytech ezipe

exam: Provide Latest 642-982 Dumps Pass4sure Online Sale, Buy Best 1Y0-992 Ebook Will Be More Popular, Discount HP0-633 Test Questions With The Knowledge And Skills, Experts Revised HP0-003 Exam Vce , Topdump ACSO-IJ-PROD-12-08 Pdf Online Sale, Most Hottest HP0-J71 Exam Questions With Answers On Our Store, Reliable and Professional A2040-409 Practice Test On Sale, Buy Latest C2150-038 Actual Questions , Passeasy P2180-023 Cert Exam Is Your Best Choice, Real JN0-521 Brain Dumps 100% Pass With A High Score, Find Best 050-711 Exam Paper Guaranteed Success, Offer 050-865 Vce Download Online Shop, Most Accurate HP2-K03 Exam Guide UP To 50% Off,

cbd oil: cbd affiliate programs cbd keywords cbd oil withdrawal canna blast cbd oil reviews cbd oil and eliquis where to find cbd oil are there different types of cbd oil medical marijuana memes cbd dropshipping usa plmyra green cbd oil for pets escape artists cbd luce farm cbd review canna xl hemp oil softgels reviews dixie botanicals cbd oil may people does ginger interact cbd oil pain management tips vintage parker fountain pen identification gummy drop lives does cbd counteract thc reddit yoder cbd oil autoflower cbd hemp seeds hancock md cbd oil portable baby bed cbd oil for stomach marijuana oil benefits

weight loss: meal prep for weight loss best male vitamins herbs for weight loss weight loss journal templates weight loss before and after men good breakfast foods for weight loss effective weight loss best diet without pills kathy najimy weight loss weight loss meal delivery weight loss shake program apple cider mother weight loss colon cleanse weight loss results thyroxine pills to lose weight weight loss system weight loss cleanse diy elliptical trainer weight loss most effective diet pills on the market stevia and weight loss office weight loss challenge anabolic steroids for weight loss what to juice for weight loss buy weight loss pills h3h3 weight loss dr oz weight loss diet plans best diet pills sold at walmart