SCOTUS: Government Can Use “State Secrets” to Hide Crimes

By: Monday May 16, 2011 9:10 am

In effect, SCOTUS’ decision not to take this case leaves in place state secrets precedent that allows the government to commit grave crimes, but hide behind state secrets.


9th Circuit: Government Can Kidnap and Torture You, Then Hide It Under State Secrets

By: Wednesday September 8, 2010 1:25 pm

ACLU’s Ben Wizner: “This is a sad day not only for the torture victims whose attempt to seek justice has been extinguished, but for all Americans who care about the rule of law and our nation’s reputation in the world.”

U.S. Revokes Visa of Irish Anti-Renditions Activist

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 5:09 pm

Edward Horgan, a well-known Irish activist and former Irish Defense Force officer, has had his 10-year, multiple-entry U.S. visa revoked without explanation. Horgan and others believe it is because of his principled stand against the U.S. use of renditions, and in particular, the use of Shannon Airport in western Ireland as a stopover for U.S. rendition flights. The Obama administration should be ashamed for its behavior in keeping Mr. Horgan from entering this country.

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