DOE v. F.B.I.

Nos. 90-5037, 90-5038.

936 F.2d 1346 (1991)

John DOE, Appellee, v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, et al., Appellants. John DOE, Appellant, v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 28, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Wendy M. Keats, Atty., U.S. Dept. of Justice, with whom Stuart M. Gerson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jay B. Stephens, U.S. Atty., and Leonard Schaitman, Atty., U.S. Dept. of Justice, were on the brief, Washington, D.C., for appellants in No. 90-5037 and appellees in No. 90-5038. R. Craig Lawrence and Edith S. Marshall, Asst. U.S. Attys., Washington, D.C., also entered appearances for appellants in 90-5037 and appellees in 90-5038.

William A. Isaacson, with whom Mitchell Rogovin and Denitta D. Ascue, were on the brief, Washington, D.C., for appellee in No. 90-5037 and appellant in No. 90-5038.

Before EDWARDS, D.H. GINSBURG, and SENTELLE, Circuit Judges.

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

Separate opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part filed by Circuit Judge SENTELLE.

HARRY T. EDWARDS, Circuit Judge:

This case involves a request under the Privacy Act for amendment of records compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"). After being denied appointment to a high-level federal position, appellant John Doe obtained access to a background report that had...

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