Submitted by frlarry on Wed, 12/07/2005 - 03:47
This BBC report raises a legal specter the U.S. government would prefer to avoid: "Man sues CIA over torture claims." In particular, evidence gathered during a discovery process could prove to be highly embarrassing, if ithe case is allowed to proceed normally. According to this Rand study, however, the discovery process is now mostly managed by federal magistrates. Perhaps legal scholars could inform people about how this would play out in practice, given the rigors of clearance procedures.