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Secret Justice Legal Memo Failed to Meet Classifiction Criteria

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· Story link The former director of the nation’s classification oversight office said that the recently declassified Justice Department memo…

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The former director of the nation’s classification oversight office said that the recently declassified Justice Department memo on the legality of prisoner torture is an example of abuse of the classification system. The memo, said J. William Leonard, “is purely a legal analysis” that contains “nothing which would justify classification.” And it met none of the binding procedural steps needed to classify a document. (4/3/08)