Monday, February 09, 2009

 

Extraordinary Rendition "remains a state secret"


Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU: “Eric Holder’s Justice Department stood up in court today and said that it would continue the Bush policy of invoking state secrets to hide the reprehensible history of torture, rendition and the most grievous human rights violations committed by the American government.
In Mohamed et al v Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc.a San Jose Boeing subsidiary. A source inside of the Ninth U.S. District Court tells ABC News that a representative of the Justice Department stood up to say that its position hasn't changed, that new administration stands behind arguments that previous administration made, with no ambiguity at all. The DOJ lawyer said the entire subject matter remains a state secret.

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