09/09/2005: State Secret's Privilege...
Take a Listen to this report by Jackie Northam's story this morning concering the legal case: US vs Reynolds (about the crash of a B29 airplane); that affirmed "state secrets privilege of executive branch" discussed at NPR’s Morning Edition.
”The Bush administration is increasingly using the state secrets privilege. It is a series of precedents that allow the government to dismiss court cases on the grounds that evidence introduced in the trial could jeopardize national security.”
Apparently, according to the report, this privilege was invoked 4 times between 1953 and 1976 during height of Cold War. It has been used 23 times in last 4 yrs by the bAdmin.
Karen on 09.09.05 @ 09:45 AM CST