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Secrecy Is at Issue in Suits Opposing Spy Program

Published: Mon 29 Jan 2007 12:01 AM
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Secrecy Is at Issue in Suits Opposing Spy Program
By Adam Liptak
The New York Times
Friday 26 January 2007
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http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012607K.shtml
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/26/washington/26nsa.html
The Bush administration has employed extraordinary secrecy in defending the National Security Agency's highly classified domestic surveillance program from civil lawsuits. Plaintiffs and judges' clerks cannot see its secret filings. Judges have to make appointments to review them and are not allowed to keep copies.
Judges have even been instructed to use computers provided by the Justice Department to compose their decisions.
But now the procedures have started to meet resistance. At a private meeting with the lawyers in one of the cases this month, the judges who will hear the first appeal next week expressed uneasiness about the procedures, said a lawyer who attended, Ann Beeson of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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