ABSTRACT

Policies and Procedures Governing Invocation of the State Secrets Privilege   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Attorney General: "I am issuing today new Department of Justice policies and administrative procedures that will provide greater accountability and reliability in the invocation of the state secrets privilege in litigation. The Department is adopting these policies and procedures to strengthen public confidence that the U.S. Government will invoke the privilege in court only when genuine and significant harm to national defense or foreign relations is at stake and only to the extent necessary to safeguard those interests. The policies and procedures set forth in this Memorandum are effective as of October 1, 2009, and the Department shall apply them in all cases in which a government department or agency thereafter seeks to invoke the state secrets privilege in litigation."

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2009-09-23
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/
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