Monday, December 23, 2013

DNI Releases State Secret Declarations

The Director of National Intelligence this weekend released previously classified DNI and NSA declarations in support of the government's assertions of the state secrets privilege in litigation challenge the TSP program.  We posted on the government's assertion of the state secrets privilege in Jewel v. NSA here.

The cases, Jewel v. NSA and In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Record Litigation, both in the Northern District of California, challenged the NSA's "dragnet" surveillance program.  The declarations say that no such program exists, and that to defend the cases would reveal national security secrets.  

SDS

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