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Obama DOJ's New Abuse of State-Secrets Privilege Revealed

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
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For 9 years, the U.S. govt refused to let a Stanford PhD student named Rahinah Ibrahim back in the country after putting her on the no-fly list for no apparent reason. For 8 years, U.S. govt lawyers fought Ibrahim’s request that she be told why. Last April, despite his promise in 2009 to do so only in only the most extreme cases, Attorney General Eric Holder tried to block Ibrahim’s case by asserting the state secrets privilege, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information she wanted “could reasonably be expected to cause significant harm to national security.” Last week, a federal judge publicly revealed the govt’s explanation for Ibrahim’s long ordeal: an FBI agent had “checked the wrong box,” resulting in her falling under suspicion as a terrorist. Even when the government found and corrected the error years later, they still refused to allow Ibrahim...

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This case is just one of many that we will never h... by Archie on Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 at 11:31:43 AM
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