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Supreme Court bars appeal of ex-CIA agent

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#1 spy1


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Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:46 AM


"WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court rejected an appeal on Monday from a former covert CIA officer who accused the agency of race discrimination.

Jeffrey Sterling, who is black, had sued CIA director Porter Goss and 10 employees. A judge dismissed the case on grounds that the litigation would require the disclosure of highly classified information."


"In November, the court refused to take up a similar case involving former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, who claimed she was fired for reporting wrongdoing. The Justice Department claimed then too that allowing the lawsuit to go forward would threaten “state secrets,” or national security.

Sterling’s lawyer, George Doumar, said in the appeal that the claim “is now commonly involved against federal employees in order to defeat allegations of executive branch wrongdoing.” He said there is proof in declassified files that Sterling experienced discrimination."


Just another - rapidly-becoming-common ( http://www.aclu.org/...rs20060519.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13047151/ ) - example of government using the "state secrets"/"national security" bogeyman to cover their asses.

How long are you going to allow them to continue using this "excuse"? Pete
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
--George Washington


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