Nos. 88-5228, 88-5322.

881 F.2d 1088 (1989)

Oliver L. NORTH, Appellant v. Lawrence E. WALSH, in his official capacities as "Independent Counsel" and "Independent Counsel: Iran/Contra," et al.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided July 25, 1989.

As Amended August 23, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul Mogin, with whom Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr., Washington, D.C., was on the brief, for appellant.

Barry S. Simon, Terrence O'Donnell, and Nicole K. Seligman, Washington, D.C., also entered appearances for appellant.

Geoffrey S. Stewart, Washington, D.C., with whom Lawrence E. Walsh and John Q. Barrett, Washington, D.C., were on the brief, for appellees.

Leonard Schaitman and Mark B. Stern, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., also entered appearances, for appellees.

Before RUTH BADER GINSBURG and D.H. GINSBURG, Circuit Judges, and KAUFMAN, Senior Judge.

As Amended in No. 88-5228 August 23, 1989.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge RUTH BADER GINSBURG.


Oliver North seeks to obtain, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), various documents from the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC) concerning the OIC's criminal investigation of North's involvement in the Iran/Contra affair. The district court, on two OIC motions for summary judgment, denied North's...

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