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WH: Lawsuit For Cleric Would Reveal State Secrets
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government... Read More

Appeals Court Lets Government Halt Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The complaint was filed by five terrorism suspects who... Read More

N.Y. Judge: CIA Can Keep Secrets Despite ACLU Demand
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) A judge for a second time has denied efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to force the CIA to release names and documents relating to Sept. 11 detainees who were interrogated harshly. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein listened... Read More

Group Sues CIA To Declassify Bay Of Pigs History
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A research group is demanding that the CIA declassify its five-volume, official history of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. The National Security Archive filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Washington, D.C., just in time... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Revive Torture Lawsuit
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism suspects to secret prisons. The appeal asked the court to examine two controversial aspects of the... Read More

CIA Sues Former Employee For Publishing Book
Posted on 19 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The CIA has sued a former officer who published a book highly critical of the agency without completing the CIA's lengthy review process. The lawsuit accuses the officer of breaking his secrecy agreement with the U.S. The former... Read More

ACLU Sues Over Man's Detention In United Arab Emirates
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) American Civil Liberties Union lawyers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI, CIA and other federal intelligence agencies, accusing them of detaining and torturing an American citizen later convicted on terrorism charges in the... Read More