Turley: Congress should limit use of State Secrets privilege

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 13:20 EDT
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Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley tells Keith Olbermann that governmhent has misused the State Secrets privilege in court. The privilege is now often used to keep evidence out of court that would otherwise be damaging to the governemnt instead of protecting national security.

Turley says, “The [State Secrets] privilege is now a tool used to protect the government from its own crimes. And that’s what we need to work on.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast on November 27, 2007.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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