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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has blocked an immigration attorney’s attempt to collect attorney fees after he successfully sued three separate federal agencies to access documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

The decision concerns Michael W. Gahagan, a Louisiana attorney who requested documents from the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to assist clients and for personal reasons.

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John Council

Senior reporter John Council is a native Texan who covers litigation and appellate courts in his home state. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @john_council

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