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Senate Judiciary Approves Limits on Use of State Secrets Privilege

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· Story link The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would limit the administration’s use of the “state secrets…

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The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would limit the administration’s use of the “state secrets privilege” in an effort to block law suits that challenge warrantless surveillance and other anti-terrorism methods. The vote was 11-8. Use of the privilege allows the government to refuse to provide classified information that plaintiffs seek to prove their case. (4/28/08)