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Soon in Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

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9/29/11
Arizona Sheriff Explains Fast And Furious
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC2C2lIwNSA>

4/26/12
Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration’s Greatest Cover-Up?

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufColuskra8>

3/5/14
[Full] Lerner Pleads 5th AGAIN–All Hell Breaks Loose!!<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbBIzwSwD7I>
Aint Seen Nuthin Yet!!!

9/27/16
The New Clinton Chronicles [HD] Extended Edition (1
5516)
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhzdZvQ1WM>

12/13/16
The REAL Waco Story Clinton Administration EXPOSED
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q7cN62JZIc>

11/18/16
Alex Jones Final Statement on Sandy Hook
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwudDfz1yAk&t=91s>
BS
Blue Screen

7/7/15
Retired FBI Agent Investigates Sandy Hook: MEGA MASSIVE COVER UP
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCOe3qIgyFA>

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Me thinks sniffed a wee bit too much Gorilla Glue

Couldn’t happen if not for the
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CNN
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America Greatest Eh!!!
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Leader of the Free World under attack!!!
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Fore And Aft
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5/6/11
Dr. Steve Pieczenik: Osama Bin Laden Died 10 Years Ago /
9/11 was an Inside Job
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-HFSfUKMs>

5/11/11
Proof: Bin Laden Death Another Gov’t Lie
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ksatFd8gkY>

8/6/11
Deaths of SEAL Team 6 Exposed!
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-6ZS_RzEYY>

11/7/14
Navy Seals Ensnared In Bin Laden Death Hoax
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL5QmQ7fsTo>

5/6/16
Seal Team 6 Helicopter Conspiracy: Death and Cover Up of Bin Laden’s Killers
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wJjI31X5pA>
Jag Officer
“A Few Good Men”

1/12/17
Intercept Exposé on How SEAL Team 6 Killed Osama Bin Laden, “Canoeing” & Other Atrocities
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdJ-69iILvg#t=3107.388534>
Cover-up 4 Honor Maintenance

Truths Holistic Interactive Retrospect Transcendental Electromagnetism Enslavers Nemesis
Facts must have root 2 take root
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When Not In Tune … Much Static

Hang in there God … I’ll get some Help!!!

To United Nations
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Law Society LS Lemming Syndrome

Reoccurring “Lost Civilization” due process


What’s Going On!!!

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6-29-2017
BILDERBERG TRUDEAU’S PIG FARM DEMONS,
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<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9wMnhMWduA>

2/26/15
The Mena Connection – Exposing the CIA, Bush, Clinton, Iran Contra, And Drug Running
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epXVDEn3gsQ#t=118.163955>

5/19/16
The Clinton Chronicles – The Bill Clinton Murders <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPX1G–iE3Q>

9/10/16
Hillary Clinton Body Count Documentary – Serial Killer for President!<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoE73WNoCXo#t=2323.144015>

9/27/16
The New Clinton Chronicles [HD] Extended Edition (1∶55∶16)➤
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhzdZvQ1WM>

9/17/15
The New Clinton Chronicles: Hillary’s Trail Of Death <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljg4t9HHJTY>

10/24/15
Larry Nichols admits to killing people to protect the Clintons <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWL_NBJN5cA>

3/11/16
Larry Nichols Confesses All On Way To Hospital part1
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5mpG6XtEE0>

4/25/17
((EXPLOSIVE)) WASHINGTON INSIDER “SILENT COUP IS HERE” LARRY NICHOLS PART 2
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxphpIgHJFQ&t=51s>

4/15/17
((BREAKING)) HILLARY CINTON CONNECTION TO 9/11 PUT YOUR SEATBELTS ON FOR THIS ONE
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei66X9wBAQA>

3/30/16
Trump Has The Power To Expose The Largest Money Laundering Scheme In History
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOKr6zgPTcg>

4/21/16
Insider Exposes Officials That Planned 9/11
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZccwgUtOxU>

4/18/16
This Is Why The Saudi’s Are So Scared Of Trump And The 28 Pages <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNKt_55GGxw>

GI
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5/8/16
OUR FLAT DOMED CLOSED SYSTEM EXPLAINED – DMurphy25
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RIBO7VB0VE>
What’s the extent of their BS
They’ll feed it until we say we’re full … thank you very much!!!

POO 13

11/7/15
The Flat Earth Conspiracy Debate! Yes, Really.
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsOz_J6tJVU>
ADLIB
Arrogant Delusional Locked In Belief

When one chuckles at Stefan with a desire to Stuffem
The old BS Belittle Self attempting to BS Belittle Sanity
One is on the way to the 4th Dimension needing not go down with the ship
Wouldn’t that be the shits Boo!!!

5/28/17
Trying to Debunk Flat Earth ? Watch This : Voted ‘BEST FLAT EARTH DOCUMENTARY 2017’ – ReUpload
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzbNFNE82EU>

GASFARTS 13

IONS
Ignorance Osmosis Natural Sequence

“The people may be made to follow a course of action,
but
they may not be made to understand it”

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TIN MAN
Tesla Intent Now Mainstream Airspace Neutrality
V
viral
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CNN
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Banksters Rothschild Annihilating Warmonger Nefarious
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LS
Law Society
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11/22/13
YOUR LIVES WERE JUST SAVED!!!
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<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTx4FXaCWjQ>

4/21/17
P[en]tagon Reported In Total F[ea]r After Russian “Super W[ea]pon” Paralyzes Alaska D[ef]enses
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzA3mC_sE_Y>

 4/21/17
Putin ATTACKS US: Russian ‘SUPER WEAPON’ Paralyzes US Defenses, Pentagon In ‘Total Fear’
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlGuz35A4D4>

1/10/17
PUTIN JUST EXPOSED THE PLOT TO DESTROY AMERICA <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bee70unn9aM>

4/22/17
TRUMP taking SOROS DOWN – CIA – FBI – SECRET MEETING – HAPPENING NOW
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj0aTbjKi84>

1/9/17
Anonymous: Trump Will Kick George Soros OUT of the US
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG0gZsjNxxg>

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1
Generals Fired By Obama

Sanity United Boomerangs
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Surfacing Underground Benevolent

Wars Of Elite Subversive
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Putin And Trump
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HAND
Humane-IT-y A Natural Demonstrative
EFFIGY
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DTS
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FIG-URINE
Fraud Illusion Gods Usurper Reign Inherent Nature Exterminate

PRICK mi FIBIB

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Sustainable Growth
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OMEN
Old Money Evolves Nefariously
Old serpents never die they just shed their skins and Fly
As We Die
AWD
4

Breach Of Trust

Debts incurred devoid of
SOL
Spirit Of Law
THEIRS

Common Knowledge fundamental to Common Sense

R&R
Recognize Arrest Repo

Romans 13
LARK
Left And Right Kayfabe
Frank & Stein 13
vs
Jekyll & Hides



Spirit Science

Facts must have root 2 take root
God Coherency
“Catch 22”
must have semblance 2 catch doG chase tail

10/21/15
The Next Nostradamus. Documentary , History <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkicSSgjKwI>

Biblical Obit Bs
BOBs
your
UNCLE
United Nations Corporate Luciferian Elite

Hang in there Lord … I`ll get some Help!!!

To United Nations

So Help Me God
Been there … Done that
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Nibiru Annunaki Zionist Israeli
Illuminati
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Israeli NEWS: Never Ending War Story

Torah Torah Torah
Tor Tora Tora
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SOUL
Spirit Of Universal Law

DTS
Draining The Swamp
Underway Now
UN

SUN
Say Uncle Now
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Sanity Is Rising
DUNK
Drowning Underground Nefarious Klepto
SR
Sewer Rats

FEE
Farce Err Eh
111


Rape 13

UPS
United Participation Solidarity

FRANK
Filthy Rich Accountable Responsible Nefarious Kaput
13
Truths Holistic Interactive Retrospect Transcendental Electromagnetism Enslavers Nemesis

Public Relations
PR
Poor Rich

8/19/15
Nikola Tesla Secrets Full documentary movie
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHBVXBFsxOM>

What’s Going On!!!

Echo 4 Birds


CNN
akin

AD
Adhered Dumb
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MANN
equin

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SICK
PIGS
Personal Interest Groups Subterfuge

DTS
Dumbstruck Thick Slicks

ESP
Environment Sanity Poll-uters

Counter Intel Archons
CIA
Artificial Intelligence Con-ception
ID
Intel Disconnect

On the other hand

2/12/15
Laura M. Eisenhower (05-15-12) Extraterrestrials and the Eisenhower Legacy
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsCWtwhk-nc>

ACTS
Aeon Connect To Source

I Remember Mama
FAB
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Frank
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Double Think Critical Think
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Dead-man’s Trigger Connect Transmissions
What Am I Transcendental
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IT
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IC

4
Sight

RE
Reverse Engineering
Prevent
IT

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CE
Confusing Eh!!!

The 1st Star I See 2 Night


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and
apprehends without the exercise of thought”

A
10
Think It Out Now
TION

UN
Understand Now
PR
Poor Richer

Step In The Name Of Love
Richer
For IT
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Perhaps Another Time

Sands Of Time

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Remember

SOUL
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www.13GPS.com
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Knead 2 Know

UFO

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Rule Of Law
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Legal Certainty
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IC
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6/16/17
Don Lemon 6/16/17 TRUMP “BELIEVES RULE OF LAW DOES’T APPLY TO HIM”
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=som90QzM5JE>
Recuse Self
State Secret Privilege
So if Left will drop this Right will drop that
BS
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Guv not found in Disrepute

BREAKING NEWS 6/19/17 TRUMP IGNORES QUESTIONS ABOUT RUSSIA PROBE
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dT4AUmJ7Y0>

6/18/17
JEFF SESSIONS TELLS LIBERAL SENATORS THEY ARE
“LEAKERS.”
Will prosecute Jim Comey!
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cktgd163KU>
Truth
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in
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Leaked Or Otherwise
BS
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IC
Invoke Con-ceiling
Executive Privilege
EP
Evidence Precedence
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Sessions
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While claiming Russia interferes with US
CIA
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(He known as an early riser can sleep till noon)

CLIQUE
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SOL



Russia Sanctions
akin
Tora Tora Tora
etal

Aren’t they aware they R so Mainstreaming
Y
doesn’t Trump hire all the Attorneys
It’s on the
PEE
People Essentially Eh!!!

5/19/17
FBI Insider Reveals Why Jason Chaffetz Is Being Forced Out Of Politics <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFs-L_kUDYs>

Triple Think
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Satanic Sucker School
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#1 eh!!!

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U
Saved Me

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ID
Interdependence Dependence
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FM
Female Male

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13
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Domension
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<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eul_Vt6SZY>

State Secret Privilege

Bush 9/11 Cover – up

The state secrets privilege is an evidentiary rule created by United States legal precedent. Application of the privilege results in exclusion of evidence from a legal case based solely on affidavits submitted by the government stating that court proceedings might disclose sensitive information which might endanger national security.[1][2][3][4][5][6] United States v. Reynolds,[7] which involved military secrets, was the first case that saw formal recognition of the privilege.

Following a claim of “state secrets privilege”, the court rarely conducts an in camera examination of the evidence to evaluate whether there is sufficient cause to support the use of this doctrine. This results in court rulings in which even the judge has not verified the veracity of the assertion.[1] The privileged material is completely removed from the litigation, and the court must determine how the unavailability of the privileged information affects the case.[3][5]

[edit] Function

The purpose of the state secrets privilege is to prevent courts from revealing state secrets in the course of civil litigation (in criminal cases, the Classified Information Procedures Act serves the same purpose). The government may intervene in any civil suit, including when it is not a party to the litigation, to ask the court to exclude state secrets evidence. While the courts may examine such evidence closely, in practice they generally defer to the Executive Branch. Once the court has agreed that evidence is subject to the state secrets privilege, it is excluded from the litigation. Often, as a practical matter, the plaintiff cannot continue the suit without the privileged information, and drops the case. Recently, courts have been more inclined to dismiss cases outright, if the subject matter of the case is a state secret.

[edit] Distinguished from other legal doctrines

The state secrets privilege is related to, but distinct from, several other legal doctrines: the principle of non-justiciability in certain cases involving state secrets (the so-called “Totten Rule“);[8] certain prohibitions on the publication of classified information (as in New York Times Co. v. United States, the Pentagon Papers case); and the use of classified information in criminal cases (governed by the Classified Information Procedures Act).

[edit] History

[edit] Origins

The doctrine was effectively imported from British law which has a similar privilege.[1][2] It is debatable whether the state secrets privilege is based upon the President’s powers as commander-in-chief and leader of foreign affairs (as suggested in United States v. Nixon) or derived from the idea of separation of powers (as suggested in United States v. Reynolds)[1] It seems that the US privilege “has its initial roots in Aaron Burr’s trial for treason.” In this case, it was alleged that a letter from General James Wilkinson to President Thomas Jefferson might contain state secrets and could therefore not be divulged without risk to national security.[1]

[edit] Supreme Court recognition in United States v. Reynolds

The privilege was first officially recognized by the Supreme Court of the United States in the 1953 decision United States v. Reynolds (345 U.S. 1). A military airplane, a B-29 Superfortress bomber, crashed. The widows of three civilian crew members sought accident reports on the crash but were told that to release such details would threaten national security by revealing the bomber’s top-secret mission.[1][2][3][4][5][6][9][10] The court held that only the government can claim or waive the privilege, and it “is not to be lightly invoked”, and last there “must be a formal claim of privilege, lodged by the head of the department which has control over the matter, after actual personal consideration by that officer.”[1] The court stressed that the decision to withhold evidence is to be made by the presiding judge and not the executive.[1]

In 2000, the accident reports were declassified and released, and it was found that the assertion that they contained secret information was fraudulent. The reports did, however, contain information about the poor condition of the aircraft itself, which would have been very compromising to the Air Force’s case. Many commentators have alleged government misuse of secrecy in this landmark case.[11]

Despite this ruling, a case might still be subject to judicial review since the privilege was intended to prevent certain, but not all, information to be precluded.[1]

[edit] Recent use

According to former White House Counsel, John Dean:

While precise numbers are hard to come by (because not all cases are reported), a recent study reports that the “Bush administration has invoked the state secrets privilege in 23 cases since 2001.” By way of comparison, “between 1953 and 1976, the government invoked the privilege in only four cases.”[9]

While Henry Lanman reports in Slate:

“… the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reported that while the government asserted the privilege approximately 55 times in total between 1954 (the privilege was first recognized in 1953) and 2001, it’s asserted it 23 times in the four years after Sept. 11.”[10][12]

However, at least one article has retracted these figures, finding they were based on erroneous information:

“Correction: In this article, we incorrectly reported that the government invoked the state secrets privilege in 23 cases since 2001. The figure came from the 2005 Secrecy Report Card published by OpenTheGovernment.org. The privilege was actually invoked seven times from 2001 to 2005, according to the corrected 2005 report card, which is not an increase from previous decades”[13]

Lanman continues to cite two political science professors at the University of Texas-El Paso who concluded that

“courts have examined the documents’ underlying claims of state secrecy fewer than one-third of the times it has been invoked. And, …, courts have only actually rejected the assertion of the privilege four times since 1953.”[10]

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the privilege is increasingly used to dismiss entire court cases, instead of only withholding the sensitive information from a case.[1] Also in 2001, George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13233extending the accessibility of the state secrets privilege to also allow former presidents, their designated representatives, or representatives designated by their families, to invoke it to bar records from their tenure.[5]

An article in the NYT, in August 2007, on a lawsuit involving Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication concludes that it would seem that the unprecedented frequency with which the Bush administration invoked and invokes this principle has made judges more skeptical and willing to ask the government to validate its claims. In the words of Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University

“What seems clear is that until a year or two ago, the judges rarely even questioned it when the government raised the ‘state secrets’ claim. It was a neutron bomb – no plaintiffs left standing. But we’re now seeing that judges are starting to actually look behind the government’s secrecy claims and see what’s really there.”[14]

[edit] Criticism

Since 2001, there has been mounting criticism of the state secrets privilege. Such criticism generally falls into four categories:

[edit] Weak external validation of executive assertion of privilege

Many commentators have expressed concern that the courts never effectively scrutinize executive claims of privilege.[1] Lacking independent national security expertise, judges frequently defer to the judgment of the executive and never subject executive claims to meaningful scrutiny.

[edit] Executive abuse of the privilege to conceal embarrassing facts

Commentators have suggested that the state secrets privilege might be used as often to prevent disclosure of embarrassing facts as to protect legitimate secrets.[1][2][3][4][5][10][15][16] Or, in the words of Professors William G. Weaver and Robert M. Pallitto in an article in the Political Science Quarterly:

“[T]he incentive on the part of administrators is to use the privilege to avoid embarrassment, handicap political enemies, and to prevent criminal investigation of administrative action.”[13][17]

In several prominent cases, the evidence that the government successfully excluded was later revealed to contain no state secrets. i.e. United States v. Reynolds, Sterling v. Tenet, Edmonds v. Department of Justice and the Pentagon Papers.

[edit] Expansion into a justiciability doctrine

Some academics and practitioners have criticized the expansion of the state secrets privilege from an evidentiary privilege (designed to exclude certain pieces of evidence) to a justiciability doctrine (designed to exclude entire lawsuits). Under its original formulation, the state secrets privilege was meant only to exclude a very narrow class of evidence whose revelation would harm national security. However, in a large percentage of recent cases, courts have gone a step further, dismissing entire cases in which the government asserts the privilege, in essence converting an evidentiary rule into a justiciability rule. The government response has been that in certain cases, the subject of the case is itself privileged. In these cases, the government argues, there is no plausible way to respond to a complaint without revealing state secrets.

[edit] Elimination of judicial check on executive power

Glenn Greenwald alleges that the Bush administration attempted to expand executive power, as evidenced by the unitary executive theory propagated by John Yoo. The theory suggests that the President, as Commander-in-Chief, cannot be bound by Congress or any law, national or international. By invoking the state secrets privilege in cases involving actions taken in the war on terror (i.e. extraordinary rendition, allegations of torture, allegedly violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)[18] Greenwald opines the administration tried to evade judicial review of these claims of exceptional war powers. In effect, this is preventing a judicial ruling determining whether there is a legal basis for such expansive executive power.[12][19] With that in mind, applying this privilege makes impeachment the only possible means left for Congress to exercise their duty to uphold the checks and balances constitutionally intended to prevent abuse of power.[2][13][16]

[edit] Calls for reform

See also: State Secrets Protection Act

In recent years, a number of commentators have called for legislative reforms to the state secrets privilege.[20][21][22] These reforms center around several ideas:

1.      Requiring judges to review each piece of evidence that the executive claims is subject to the privilege.[20][23][24]
2.      Requiring the executive to craft alternative evidence that is not subject to the privilege, for the opposing party to use in place of the original, privileged evidence.[23] Such substitute evidence should only be required when it is possible to do so without harming national security.
3.      Prohibiting courts from dismissing claims on the basis of the state secrets privilege until after they have reviewed all available evidence.
4.      Permitting the court to appoint an outside expert to scrutinize the evidence for national security content.[21]
5.      Excluding illegal government action from the definition of “state secrets,” or otherwise allowing the court to address the legality (instead of just the secrecy) of government conduct. This would prevent the government from using the state secrets privilege to conceal its illegal conduct.[21]

On January 22, 2008, Senators Edward Kennedy and Arlen Specter introduced S. 2533, the State Secrets Protection Act.[25]

[edit] Court cases

[edit] United States v. Reynolds

Main article: United States v. Reynolds

In United States v. Reynolds (1953), the widows of three crew members of a B-29 Superfortress bomber that had crashed in 1948 sought accident reports on the crash, but were told the release such details would threaten national security by revealing the nature of the bomber’s top-secret mission. The Supreme Court ruled that the executive branch could bar evidence from the court if it deemed that its release would impair national security. In 1996, the accident reports in question were declassified and released, and when discovered in 2000 were found to contain no secret information. They did, however, contain information about the poor condition of the aircraft itself, which would have been very compromising to the Air Force’s case. Many legal experts have alleged government abuse of secrecy in this landmark case.[2][3][5][9][10]

[edit] Richard Horn

Main articles: Richard Horn and Horn v. Albright

Former DEA agent Richard Horn brought a suit against the CIA for bugging his home. The case was dismissed because of the privilege.[1][6]

Richard Horn’s case was reinstated on July 20, 2009 by USDC Judge Royce C. Lambreth on the basis that the CIA had engaged in fraud on the court.

On 30 March 2010, as a result of a multi-million dollar settlement agreement between Horn and the government, Lamberth dismissed the underlying case with prejudice. Subsequently, later that same year, in a 22 September order, Lamberth issued a final order vacating his earlier opinions and orders finding that CIA lawyers, Tenet, and Brown had committed fraud on the court. Lamberth also specifically ordered that a sentence be removed from his 30 March 2010 Memorandum. The removed sentence had stated that “allegations of wrongdoing by the government attorneys in this case are not only credible, they are admitted.”

[edit] Notra Trulock

In February 2002 it was invoked in the case of Notra Trulock, who launched a defamation suit against Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee, charged with stealing nuclear secrets; President Bush stated that national security would be compromised if Trulock were allowed to seek damages from Lee; though it resulted in the case being dismissed, another suit was launched directly attacking then-FBI Director Louis Freeh for interfering and falsely invoking the state secrets privilege.

[edit] Sibel Edmonds

Main article: Sibel Edmonds

The privilege was invoked twice against Sibel Edmonds.[1][2][6] The first invocation was to prevent her from testifying that the Federal Government had foreknowledge that Al-Qaeda intended to use airliners to attack the United States on September 11, 2001; the case was a $100 trillion action filed in 2002 by six hundred 9/11 victims’ families against officials of the Saudi government and prominent Saudi citizens. The second invocation was in an attempt to derail her personal lawsuit regarding her dismissal from the FBI, where she had worked as a post-9/11 translator and had been a whistleblower.

[edit] Thomas Burnett

The privilege was invoked in Thomas Burnett vs. Al Barka Investment & Development Corporation (Civil No. 04ms203) a motion to quash a subpoena for the testimony of Sibel Edmonds. The government’s motion to quash based on state secrets privilege was granted in part.

[edit] Sterling v. Tenet

Main articles: Sterling v. Tenet and Jeffrey Alexander Sterling

Jeffrey Sterling was a black CIA agent who started a racial discrimination suit. It was thrown out on account of this privilege.[1][6]

[edit] Nira Schwartz

The privilege was invoked in Schwartz vs. TRW (Civil No. 96-3065, Central District, Cal) a Qui-Tam claim by Schwartz. Intervention and assertion of the state secrets privilege, by the government, resulted in case dismissal.

[edit] Crater Corporation

The privilege was invoked in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit case of Crater Corporation vs. Lucent Technologies Inc. and AT&T Company, (Crater Corp. v. Lucent Technologies, September 7, 2005). Crater was prevented from proceeding with discovery in its patent infringement case (U.S. Patent No. 5,286,129) by the United States’ assertion that discovery could cause “extremely grave damage to national security”. The infringement case centered on WetMate underwater fiber optic coupling devices beneath the sea.

[edit] ACLU vs. NSA/CIA

On May 26, 2006, the U.S. Justice Department filed a motion to dismiss ACLU v. NSA, the ACLU’s lawsuit against the NSA by invoking the state secrets privilege. On July 26, 2006, the case was dismissed. In a different case in Michigan, brought by the ACLU against the NSA on behalf of various scholars, journalists, attorneys, and national non-profit organizations, Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled on August 17, 2006, that the program was unconstitutional and should be halted. She upheld the doctrine, but ruled that the government’s public statements concerning the operation were admissible and constituted sufficient proof for the case to continue without any privileged evidence or discovery. On July 6, 2007, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals threw out Taylor’s decision, ruling 2-1 that the ACLU could not produce evidence to prove that the ACLU had been wrongfully wiretapped by the NSA, and therefore did not have the standing to bring such a case to court, regardless of the legality question. On February 19, 2008, the Supreme Court declined to hear the ACLU’s appeal. See ACLU v. NSA.

[edit] Center for Constitutional Rights et al. v. Bush et al.

On May 27, 2006 the Justice Department moved to preempt the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenge to warrantless domestic surveillance by invoking the state secrets privilege. The Bush Administration is arguing that CCR’s case could reveal secrets regarding U.S. national security, and thus the presiding judge must dismiss it without reviewing the evidence.

[edit] AT&T and NSA wire-tap case

Main articles: NSA call database, NSA warrantless surveillance controversy, and Hepting v. AT&T

In April 2006, the Bush administration took initial steps to use the state secrets rule to block a lawsuit against AT&T and the National Security Agency brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF alleged that the government has secret computer rooms conducting broad, illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens.[5][10] Testifying at a January 29, 2008 House Judiciary Committee hearing on reform of the state secrets privilege, EFF attorney Kevin Bankston contended that the administration’s interpretation of the privilege was overly broad, and failed to properly consider the evidentiary procedures provided for by Section 1806(f) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.[26] However, the case was dismissed on June 3, 2009,[27] citing retroactive legislation (section 802 of FISA) stating that in the case of a covered civil action, the assistance alleged to have been provided by the electronic communication service provider was in connection with an intelligence activity involving communications that was authorized by the President during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending on January 17, 2007; designed to detect or prevent a terrorist attack, or activities in preparation for a terrorist attack, against the United States; and the subject of a written request or directive, or a series of written requests or directives, from the Attorney General or the head of an element of the intelligence community (or the deputy of such person) to the electronic communication service provider indicating that the activity was authorized by the President; and determined to be lawful.

[28]

[edit] Khalid El-Masri

Main articles: Khalid El-Masri and Extraordinary rendition

 

In May 2006, the illegal detention case of Khalid El-Masri was dismissed based on the privilege, which was invoked by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Khalid El-Masri alleged that he was falsely held by the CIA for several months (which the CIA acknowledges) and was beaten, drugged, and subjected to various other inhumane activity while in captivity. He was ultimately released by the CIA with no charge ever being brought against him by the United States government. Judge T.S. Ellis, III of the U.S. District Court dismissed the case because, according to the court, the simple fact of holding proceedings would jeopardize state secrets, as claimed by the CIA.[3] [2]. On March 2, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed. [3] On October 9, 2007, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the Fourth Circuit’s decision, letting the doctrine of state secrets privilege stand.[29]

[edit] Maher Arar

Main articles: Maher Arar and Extraordinary rendition

The privilege was invoked against a case where Maher Arar, a wrongfully-accused and tortured victim, sought to sue Attorney General John Ashcroft for his role in deporting Arar to Syria to face torture and extract false confessions. It was formally invoked by Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey in legal papers filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The invocation read, “Litigating [the] plaintiff’s complaint would necessitate disclosure of classified information”, which it later stated included disclosure of the basis for detaining him in the first place, the basis for refusing to deport him to Canada as he had requested, and the basis for sending him to Syria.

[edit] Jane and John Doe

On January 4, 2007 District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain ordered the dismissal of Jane Doe et al. v. CIA, 05 Civ. 7939 based on the state secrets privilege. Jane Doe and her children sued the CIA for money damages after her husband’s covert employment with the CIA was “terminated immediately for unspecified reasons”.[4].

[edit] Quotes

  • “Because it is so powerful and can trample legitimate claims against the government, the state secrets privilege is not to be lightly invoked” – (United States v. Reynolds, 345 U.S. 1, 7 (1953)) [5]
  • “The state secrets privilege is a common law evidentiary rule that allows the government to withhold information from discovery when disclosure would be inimical to national security.”Zuckerbraun v. General Dynamics Corp., 935 F.2d 544, 546 (2d Cir. 1991).

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o The state secrets privilege: Expanding Its Scope Through Government Misuse by Carrie Newton Lyons, the Lewis & Clark Law Review, published by Lewis & Clark Law School, Volume 11 / Number 1 / Spring 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g The State Secrets Privilege and executive Misconduct by Shayana Kadidal, one of the lead attorneys on the Center for Constitutional Rights, JURIST, May 30, 2006
  3. ^ a b c d e f Dangerous Discretion: State Secrets and the El-Masri Rendition Case by Aziz Huq, Director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, JURIST, March 12, 2007
  4. ^ a b c The Suit Challenging the NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping Can Proceed, Despite the State Secrets Privilege
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Building the Secrecy Wall higher and higher by Glenn Greenwald, Unclaimed Territory, April 29, 2006
  6. ^ a b c d e Bush Wielding Secrecy Privilege to End Suits By Andrew Zajac, The Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2005
  7. ^ United States v. Reynolds, 345 U.S. 1, paragraph 8 (1953) (“the privilege against revealing military secrets, a privilege which is well established in the law of evidence”). Text
  8. ^ Tenet v. Doe, 544 U.S. 1 (2005)
  9. ^ a b c ACLU v. National Security Agency: Why the “State Secrets Privilege” Shouldn’t Stop the Lawsuit Challenging Warrantless Telephone Surveillance of Americans By JOHN W. DEAN, FindLaw, June 16, 2006
  10. ^ a b c d e f Secret GuardingThe new secrecy doctrine so secret you don’t even know about it By Henry Lanman, Slate, May 22, 2006,
  11. ^ Stephens, Hampton. Supreme Court Filing claims Air Force, government fraud in 1953 case: Case could affect ‘state secrets’ privilege Inside the Air Force March 14, 2003. Retrieved May 3, 2007.
  12. ^ a b Rechecking the Balance of Powers The Bush administration has finally been rebuked for its repeated efforts to evade judicial review By Glenn Greenwald, In These Times, July 21, 2006
  13. ^ a b c [1] By Susan Burgess, The News Media and the Law, Fall 2005
  14. ^ Lichtblau, Eric (August 31, 2007). “U.S. Cites ‘Secrets’ Privilege as It Tries to Stop Suit on Banking Records”. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/31/us/nationalspecial3/31swift.html?ref=us. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  15. ^ Congress and Judges Gagged Arlen Specter and a CIA torture victim know – Only the Oval Office decides what the law is by Nat Hentoff, Village Voice, June 19th, 2006
  16. ^ a b Closing Our Courts Crying ‘state secrets,’ the administration seals the courts to avoid scrutiny by Nat Hentoff, Village Voice, June 9th, 2006
  17. ^ House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007 Testimony of William G. Weaver, J.D., Ph.D. Senior Advisor, National Security Whistleblowers Coalition and Associate Professor University of Texas at El Paso, Inst. for Policy and Econ. Development and Dept. of Political Science, February 13, 2007
  18. ^ Secrecy and Foreign Policy by Robert Pallitto, Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF), December 8, 2006
  19. ^ Snapshots of the U.S. under the Bush administration by Glenn Greenwald, Unclaimed Territory, May 23, 2006
  20. ^ a b Florence, Justin and Gerke, Matthew: “State Your Secrets: The smart way around telecom immunity.” http://www.slate.com/id/2177962/
  21. ^ a b c “State Secrets and the Limits of National Security Legislation” by Robert Chesney. George Washington Law Review (2007).
  22. ^ “The State Secrets Privilege: Expanding Its Scope Through Government Misuse” by Carrie Newton Lyons, 11 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 99 (2007).
  23. ^ a b Report on Reforming the State Secrets Privilege, American Bar Association, 2007.
  24. ^ “State Your Secrets” by Lou Fisher. Legal Times, 2006.
  25. ^ “Introduction of the State Secrets Protection Act”. Federation of American Scientists. 2008-01-22. http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2008_cr/statesec.html. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  26. ^ “Statement of Kevin S. Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney Electronic Frontier Foundation” (PDF). Oversight Hearing on Reform of the State Secrets Privilege by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. 2008-01-29. http://www.eff.org/files/EFF_HJC_SSP_written_testimony_Final.pdf. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  27. ^ Hepting v. AT&T, U.S. District Court (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California 3 June 2009). Text
  28. ^ Bazan, Elizabeth B. (7 July 2008). “The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of Selected Issues” (PDF). Congressional Research Service. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL34279.pdf.
  29. ^ Greenhouse, Linda (2007-10-10). “Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Torture Appeal”. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/10/washington/10scotus.html?ref=us. Retrieved 2007-10-10.

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Political Corruption
Political corruption is the use of legislated powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is not considered political corruption. Neither are illegal acts by private persons or corporations not directly involved with the government. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties.

Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. While corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and human trafficking, it is not restricted to these activities.

The activities that constitute illegal corruption differ depending on the country or jurisdiction. For instance, certain political funding practices that are legal in one place may be illegal in another. In some cases, government officials have broad or poorly defined powers, which make it difficult to distinguish between legal and illegal actions. Worldwide, bribery alone is estimated to involve over 1 trillion US dollars annually.[1] A state of unrestrained political corruption is known as a kleptocracy, literally meaning “rule by thieves”.

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