No. 76-1945.

569 F.2d 124 (1977)

Robert SHERRILL v. H. Stuart KNIGHT, Director, United States Secret Service, et al., Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided December 15, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

R. Joseph Sher, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., with whom George W. Calhoun and Benjamin C. Flannagan, IV, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., were on the brief, for appellants.

Mark H. Lynch, Washington, D. C., with whom John H. F. Shattuck, Washington, D. C., was on the brief, for appellee.

Jack C. Landau, Washington, D. C., with whom Christopher B. Fager, Washington, D. C., was on the brief, for amicus curiae.

Before McGOWAN, LEVENTHAL and ROBB, Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the Court filed by McGOWAN, Circuit Judge.

McGOWAN, Circuit Judge:

This case involves a challenge to the system under which applications for White House press passes are acted upon. A journalist denied such a pass by reason of an adverse recommendation of the Secret Service filed a complaint in the District Court. The relief granted was not that a pass be issued to him but, rather, that the Service (1) formulate "narrow and specific" standards...


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