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United States v. Richardson

United States Supreme Court
418 U.S. 166 (1974)


Richardson (plaintiff), a private citizen, brought suit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States government (defendant) alleging that the CIA’s insufficient public reporting of its expenditures under the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 violated the Constitution of the United States. Richardson brought suit in the district court, which dismissed his case for lack of standing. He appealed and the court of appeals reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine the standing issue.

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Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)

Concurrence (Powell, J.)

Dissent (Douglas, J.)

Dissent (Stewart, J.)

Dissent (Brennan, J.)

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