Moral: seek defendants' identities in discovery, rather than through FOIA, or else come up with a better argument than this pro se litigant was able to (i.e., be explicit that you intend to sue them and it's in the public interest to get to the bottom of accusations of official misconduct). See: McCall v. U.S. Marshals Service, 36 F.Supp.2d 3 (D.D.C. 1999).
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McCall v. U.S. Marshals Service
|Cite||36 F.Supp.2d 3 (D.D.C. 1999)|