Thursday, 31 December 2009

Above top secret. And the law.

A couple of weeks ago, judges were asked to take a stance on a case involving secrecy, rendition and governmental power. The crux of the matter was whether the government can block a trial by arguing that the evidence could threaten national security and therefore cannot be revealed to a court. But then what are you supposed to do if you can’t give evidence exposing a government’s dark secrets precisely because they’re secret? Guess they’re giving us no choice at all.

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