The New York Gazette files a FOIA request with the Department of Justice, seeking records from nationwide sheriffsâ€™ offices regarding their handling of public unrest and civil disobedience. Specifically, the Gazette seeks data about how many such incidents there were between the years 2010-2015. It also wants to know the numbers of arrests, violations issued, number of convictions and acquittals, ages, genders, race of demonstrators, and how the jurisdiction addressed the demonstratorsâ€™ requests, demands, and issues.
The Department of Justice refuses to comply with the request. The New York Gazette files a complaint in federal court. How is the court likely to rule in this case?
Please write an IRAC essay to address the issues.