No. 81-2073.

683 F.2d 420 (1982)

B. E. SWEATT, Jr. v. UNITED STATES NAVY. Appeal of Sebastian K. D. GRABER.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided May 28, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sebastian K. D. Graber, Alexandria, Va., pro se.

Charles F. Flynn, Asst. U. S. Atty., Washington, D. C., with whom Charles F. C. Ruff, U. S. Atty., at the time the brief was filed, and Royce C. Lamberth and Kenneth M. Raisler, Asst. U. S. Attys., Washington, D. C., were on the brief, for appellee.

Before TAMM and GINSBURG, Circuit Judges, and EDMUND L. PALMIERI, United States Senior District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


Dissenting opinion filed by Circuit Judge GINSBURG.


The facts of the case before us present a sorry tale of the efforts of officials of the United States Navy to comply with the disclosure mandates of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a (1976). In 1976 B. E. Sweatt, Jr., an enlisted sailor with the United States Naval Reserve, requested through an intermediary access to certain Naval records concerning him seen in...

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