29 Jan '15, 3pm

Govt tells court it has an "improperly narrow" view of the state secrets privilege

The scope of the state secrets privilege is again a matter of contention, as government attorneys in an ongoing lawsuit told a judge last week that he had construed the privilege too narrowly. Is the state secrets privilege applicable only to discrete items of evidence whose disclosure can be shown to harm the Nation? Or can the privilege be invoked more broadly based on the “context” in which litigation occurs? The proper parameters of the state secrets privilege have never been defined in statute, and so these questions recur. In a pending lawsuit concerning the constitutionality of the “no fly” list (Gulet Mohamed v. Eric Holder ), the presiding judge has taken a distinctly skeptical view of the government’s use of the state secrets privilege. Judge Anthony J. Trenga of the Eastern District of Virginia last fall denied a government motion to dismiss the case on state se...

Full article: http://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2015/01/ssp-narrow/

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Secrets of Spain: postcard pretty Peñiscola

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Secrets of Spain: postcard pretty Peñiscola By Jackie de Burca on Jan 30, 2015 in Europe , Going Out , Regions , Restauran...