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Obama administration says government abuses are ‘state secrets’ beyond judicial scrutiny

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The Obama administration’s argument in February that even some of the worst government abuses are “state secrets” beyond the reach of the courts proves to be no temporary flashback to the Bush era. In a court filing last week, the Justice Department reiterated that argument, demonstrating that, in many ways, not much has changed just because the White House is under new management. …


If the courts let the state secrets argument stand, the end result may be that many constitutional and legal protections are reduced to empty words, unenforceable in the courts.

http://www.examiner.com/x-536-Civil-Liberties-Examiner~y2009m4d6-Obama-sticks-with-controversial-Bushera-state-secrets-position

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Written by bearmarketnews

April 11, 2009 at 3:16 am

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