Cindy Cohn writes:
EFF filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit’s en banc review of Mohamed v. Jeppesen, a case brought by the ACLU challenging the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had rejected the government’s argument that the case had to be dismissed at the outset due to the state secrets privilege. The panel decision is now being considered by a larger, en banc panel of the Court.
EFF notes that the government has made the same dangerous and overreaching state secrets arguments in the domestic warrantless wiretapping cases handled by EFF.
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