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July 02, 2010


Cynthia Papermaster

Thus John Yoo's involvement will be kept hidden, helping his argument for immunity in the Padilla v. Yoo case in the 9th Circuit. Yoo is appealing the district court ruling allowing Padilla's lawsuit against Yoo for torture. The question of the extent of his role in setting policy in the torture program came up in the 9th Circuit hearing, with his lawyer arguing that he was merely a mid-level OLC lawyer and Judge Fisher insisting that Yoo himself says in his book that, as a member of the "War Council" he played an active role in policy making. It could make a critical difference in the outcome of this case to know what the redacted information contains. I'm hoping that the ACLU will prevail.

Joseph Marchelewski

It sounds like everything that someone is trying to hide is becoming a matter of national security.

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