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Senate Committee Report Criticizes Use of State Secrets Privilege

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· Story link The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a report on the proposed State Secrets Protection Act that is…

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a report on the proposed State Secrets Protection Act that is sharply critical of the Bush Administration for its increases use of the secrets privilege to block civil litigation and of the courts for acquiescing. The report says that as a result there is not a strong public perception that the privilege has become a “tool for Executive abuse.” (8/12/08)