Wednesday, November 29, 2006


PCLOB won't look outside borders

The five members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created at Congress’s direction in 2004 to examine privacy issues related to the war on terror were briefed for nearly two hours at the Treasury Department. The board received a similar classified briefing last week on the National Security Agency’s domestic wiretapping program. Any final report produced by the board would be vetted by the White House and would not examine issues related to civil liberties outside American borders. here Board

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Friday, November 24, 2006


Presidential Directive on Detention Facilities

President Bush signed a directive granting the CIA the authority to set up detention facilities outside the United States and outlining interrogation methods that may be used against detainees. The CIA said it will withhold the document and file a new declaration explaining its legal basis for doing so. That declaration is expected before November 30. here Sen. Leahy, Judiciary Comm. chairman in the next Senate has sent a letter to the Justice Department requesting a copy. here

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