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Courts Urged to Take More Critical Look at Secrecy Claims

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The National Security Archive said in an amicus brief filed in support of FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds that the federal courts need to take a closer and more critical look at the federal government’s secrecy claims. “Courts today simply are accepting the government claims that the need for secrecy of such information outweighs strong interests, including constitutional interests … We are asking courts to take a harder look.” The brief goes on to argue that secrecy does not always serve the goal of protecting national security. (10/11/05)