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Citing Obama’s ‘State Secrets’ Privilege, Court Tosses Torture Case

4 years agoNews : Threat Level

Citing the Obama administration’s evocation of the state secrets privilege, a divided federal appeals court agreed Wednesday to toss a lawsuit against a Boeing subsidiary accused of helping the CIA transport detainees to secret foreign prisons where they allegedly were tortured. Ruling 6-5, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was [...]
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‘State Secrets’ Can’t Hide CIA Torture Program, Appeals Court Rules

News : Threat Level (5 years ago)

The government cannot dispose of a civil suit accusing a Boeing subsidiary of helping the CIA transport prisoners  for torture by claiming the whole program was a national secret, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 9th U.S. ... Read Post

Supreme Court Declines Rendition Torture Case Involving ‘State Secrets’

News : Threat Level (3 years ago)

The Supreme Court has declined to review a lawsuit a lower court had dismissed against a Boeing subsidiary accused of helping the CIA transport detainees to secret foreign prisons where they were allegedly tortured. The appeal the j... Read Post

Supreme Court Asked to Review State Secrets, Torture Case

News : Threat Level (3 years ago)

The Supreme Court is being asked to review a lawsuit a lower court had dismissed against a Boeing subsidiary accused of helping the CIA transport detainees to secret foreign prisons where they allegedly were tortured. The appeal to ... Read Post


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