The New York Gazette files a FOIA request with the Department of Justice, seeking records from nationwide sheriffs 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 demonstrators 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.