|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
(D.C. No. 99-CR-87-S)
Certain agencies of the United States government must make their rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings available to the public pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552, popularly known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In 5 U.S.C. § 551(1)(B), however, Congress explicitly excepted the courts of the United States from coverage under FOIA. See Crystal Grower's Corp. v. Doblins, 616 F.2d 458, 461 n.1 (10th Cir. 1980). The district court, therefore, could not release the documents sought by Mr. Choate through a FOIA request, and the request was correctly denied.
For the foregoing reasons, we AFFIRM.(1)
ENTERED FOR THE COURT
Stephanie K. Seymour
*.After examining appellant's brief and the appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2) and 10th Cir. R. 34.1(G). The case is therefore submitted without oral argument. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, or collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.
1.We deny Mr. Choate's motion requesting that we dismiss the government's brief because the U.S. Attorney's name appears on it along with the Assistant U.S. Attorney.