Court of Appeals granted leave of court to file an appeal in OTMLAW FOIL case

The Court of Appeals granted  Imam Abdur-Rashid and Samir Hashmi its application for leave to Appeal the Appellate Division, First Department’s decision which allowed the NYPD to use the federal Glomar theory “it cannot confirm of deny the existence of information”. Such theory does not exist under the New York State Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”). The Court of Appeals grants only 2% of these applications. Please view the links below
Court Order Granting The Appeal
Petitioners Appeal Brief