State Secrets Secret
Friday, May 21, 2004
The legal rationale used by the government to block Sibel Edmonds from testifying in court is called the "State Secrets Privilege." It has been invoked from time to time to quash information that the government says would threaten national security. But now, the precedent for that legal device is being challenged by people who claim it's based on a fraud. In January, Brooke spoke to George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley about the fascinating history of the State Secrets Privilege.