Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Court Recognizes that Rendition Requires Keeping Secrets

Amazingly enough, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals actually ruled in favor of state secrets and against a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of individuals who claim they were kidnapped and tortured. The ruling is a major blow to terrorist rights supporters and their efforts to cripple U.S. intelligence operations. They've vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court, where it will hopefully be dismissed for good.

1 comment:

  1. The Ninth Circuit gets a bad rap. There are way more Republican nominees than Democratic nominees on that court; statistically it rules in favor of the government way more than in favor of challenges against the government; it denies way more habeas appeals and prisoner "rights" cases than it approves.