In re: Subpoena to Nat’l Sci. Found.

The National Science Foundation is compelled to produce transcripts of interviews it conducted as part of a criminal investigation of one defendant in underlying trade-secrets litigation. Neither the Privacy Act, nor law-enforcement privilege, nor deliberative-process privilege prohibits disclosure. Production of the transcripts would prevent a miscarriage of justice, and the NSF has abused its discretion in refusing to comply with the subpoena.

Motion to compel granted.

In re: Subpoena to Nat’l Sci. Found., No. 3:18mc6, Oct. 16, 2018. EDVA at Richmond (Gibney).

Categories: Opinions, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia


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