Saturday, December 08, 2007

We don't need no stinking state secrets privilege

By Libby

Via Avedon, an interesting take on the state secrets privilege that comes with a terrific Jack Bauer scenario. I'm just going to give you the closing graf.

The point is this: You state the principle and you live by it. And when the nearly unique exceptions pop up you trust that a well-informed citizenry will understand and make allowances as needed. We have almost no secrets that require an SSP. Overturn it. We’ll be sensible about it if someone asserts it in a true national security emergency.

Read the rest for yourself at the link.

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