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Court Dismisses a Case Asserting Torture by C.I.A.

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/09/2010

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Charlie Savage

"WASHINGTON A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that former prisoners of the C.I.A. could not sue over their alleged torture in overseas prisons because such a lawsuit might expose secret government information. "The sharply divided ruling was a major victory for the Obama administration's efforts to advance a sweeping view of executive secrecy powers. It strengthens the White House's hand as it has pushed an array of assertive counterterrorism policies, while raising an opportunity for the Supreme Court to rule for the first time in decades on the scope of the president's power to restrict litigation that could reveal state secrets. " Read on...

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"Court Dismisses a Case Asserting Torture by C.I.A.", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 21/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/court-dismisses-a-case-asserting-torture-by-c-i-a-