Privacy Rights In DOJ Job Suit Unsolved, DC Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A group of former applicants to a U.S. Department of Justice honors program asked the D.C. Circuit on Thursday to resurrect a suit over the creation and maintenance of records as part of a politically tainted selection process, arguing that a lower court interpreted federal privacy law too narrowly.

Filing a brief with the appeals court, the spurned plaintiffs claimed that a December decision in Washington federal court granting summary judgment to the DOJ effectively allowed the agency to violate the Privacy Act through corruption of...
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