by Jerome a Paris
Mon Feb 9th, 2009 at 05:39:50 PM EST
The ACLU is not happy:
Justice Department Stands Behind Bush Secrecy In Extraordinary Rendition Case
The Justice Department today repeated Bush administration claims of "state secrets" in a lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan for its role in the extraordinary rendition program. Mohamed et al. v. Jeppesen was brought on behalf of five men who were kidnapped and secretly transferred to U.S.-run prisons or foreign intelligence agencies overseas where they were interrogated under torture. The Bush administration intervened in the case, inappropriately asserting the "state secrets" privilege and claiming the case would undermine national security.