Tue 21 Apr 2009
One lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, Jameel Jaffer, said he hopes that the administration’s action signals a willingness to turn over other records the group is demanding about alleged interrogation abuses, warrantless wiretapping, and other practices.
“We’re hoping, in some of these cases, we won’t have to go back to the court, that the administration has made a decision that certain information about the CIA program can be released,” Jaffer said. “We have the option of going back to the judges and asking them to review the memos, but the fact that all of this information is in the public domain is going to make it much more difficult to withhold these other documents.”
It’s incredibly disturbing that one of the authors of these memos is currently a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit …
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