Terrorism

DOJ Contests Detainee Disclosures


The Justice Department is seeking en banc review of an appeals court ruling requiring disclosure of classified information about Guantanamo detainees.

The government contends that disclosure could damage national security, the New York Times reports. Its filing says the vast time needed to gather the information would disrupt terrorism investigations, and revelation of secrets would discourage informants and hinder intelligence-gathering.

The July 20 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals by the District of Columbia Circuit was made under a law that gives the appeals court authority to review decisions of the military’s Combatant Status Review Tribunals.

Previous:
Olson AG Nomination Could Spur Fight

Next:
No More Charges in Chiquita Probe


We welcome your comments, but please adhere to our comment policy. Flag comment for moderator.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.