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Magistrate Rejects "State Secrets" Claim in Watch List Suit

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· Story link A federal magistrate ruled that a Chicago businessman is entitled to know if he is on the…

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A federal magistrate ruled that a Chicago businessman is entitled to know if he is on the government’s watch list for suspected terrorists. Federal attorneys had argued the information was covered by the “state secrets privilege” and release would jeopardize national security. Judge Sidney Schenkier disagreed, ordering that some records be turned over and that he be given others for an in camera review. (4/28/08)