DOJ Applicants Push DC Circ. To Revive Privacy Rights Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A group of former applicants to a U.S. Department of Justice honors program pressed the D.C. Circuit on Monday to resurrect their privacy rights suit alleging the department improperly created and maintained biased records as part of a politically tainted selection process.

The plaintiffs, all of whom applied to the department’s 2006 honors program but were never selected for interviews, argued that the lower court mistakenly interpreted the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Federal Records Act and ignored relevant evidence, including Internet searches done on...
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