SIMS v. C.I.A.

Nos. 82-1945, 82-1961.

709 F.2d 95 (1983)

John Cary SIMS, et al. v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, Appellant. John Cary SIMS, et al., Appellants, v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, Administrator, Stansfield Turner.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 10, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Kimmel, Atty. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., with whom Stanley S. Harris, U.S. Atty., and Robert E. Kopp, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellant and cross-appellee.

Paul Alan Levy, Washington, D.C., with whom Alan B. Morrison and David C. Vladeck, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellees and cross-appellants.

Before EDWARDS and BORK, Circuit Judges, and FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge HARRY T. EDWARDS.

Separate statement, concurring in part and dissenting in part, filed by Circuit Judge BORK.

HARRY T. EDWARDS, Circuit Judge:

This decision marks the end of another inconclusive chapter in a course of litigation that has already been unduly prolonged. In 1977-1978, the appellants filed first a request and then a suit under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 (1976 & Supp...

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