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The Story of a Lie That Led to the State Secrets Doctrine

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· Story link A new book by former Los Angeles Times reporter Barry Siegel explores the half-century old case of…

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A new book by former Los Angeles Times reporter Barry Siegel explores the half-century old case of U.S. v Reynolds, which gave rise to the state secrets privilege that is now being asserted by the government to avoid litigation over warrantless electronic surveillance. The government national security claim in the 1953 was accepted by the court in an “act of faith” but was later shown to be a lie. (6/23/08)