DOCKET NO.: 78-599
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
CITATION: 444 US 453 (1980)
ARGUED: Nov 06, 1979
DECIDED: Jan 21, 1980
Alan Dranitzke – on behalf of the Respondents
Kent L. Jones – on behalf of the Petitioners
Media for Secretary of the Navy v. Huff
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – January 21, 1980 in Secretary of the Navy v. Huff
Warren E. Burger:
I have the disposition to announce in No. 78-599, the Secretary of the Navy against Huff.
And for reasons stated in a per curiam opinion filed with the clerk today, the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is reversed.
Mr. Justice Brennan filed a dissenting opinion.
Mr. Justice Stewart and Mr. Justice Stevens joined in dissenting for reasons stated in their opinion in Brown against Glines, the case just previously announced.
Here too, Mr. Justice Marshall took no part in either the consideration or the decision of the case.