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‘Deliberative process’ privilege rejected (access required)

In a lawsuit challenging policies governing servicemembers living with the human immunodeficiency virus, the court held the plaintiffs were entitled to the vast majority of documents withheld by the government on the basis of a “deliberative process” privilege because, among other reasons, the documents were important to the plaintiffs’ claims and were not available elsewhere. Background Nicholas ...