No. 80-1735.

456 U.S. 615 (1982)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 24, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deputy Solicitor General Geller argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Lee, Acting Assistant Attorney General Schiffer, Elinor Hadley Stillman, Leonard Schaitman, and Howard S. Scher.

Sharon T. Nelson argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U. S. C. § 552 (1976 ed. and Supp. IV), does not require the disclosure of "investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes" when the release of such records would interfere with effective law enforcement, impede the administration of justice, constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy, or produce certain other specified...

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