WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Security Agency (NSA) made a "logical and plausible" showing that documents requested by a public interest group under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C.S. § 552, were "specifically exempted from disclosure" by the statute's provisions, a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled May 11, upholding a lower court's ruling (Electronic Privacy Information Center v. National Security Agency, No. 11-5233, D.C. Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9571).