Obama wants changes to ‘state secrets’ laws

By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 20:14 EDT
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President Obama responded to criticism that his administration has overused “state secrets” claims.

“I think the state secret doctrine should be modified. I think right now it’s overbroad,” said Obama. “Keep in mind what happens is we come into office, we’re in for a week, and suddenly we’ve got a court filing that’s coming up. And so we don’t have the time to effectively think through what exactly should a overarching reform of that doctrine take. We’ve got to respond to the immediate case in front of us,” the President explained.

This video is from MSNBC, broadcast Apr. 29, 2009.

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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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