Bloomberg Law
March 3, 2022, 3:10 PMUpdated: March 3, 2022, 4:47 PM

U.S. Wins High Court State Secrets Case Over CIA Black Sites (1)

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. government doesn’t need to turn over information about alleged CIA black sites in Poland because doing so would harm national security, the Supreme Court ruled.

On Thursday, the court reversed a win for the first “War on Terror” detainee Abu Zubaydah, who was seeking information as part of a Polish investigation into his torture at an alleged secret, so-called black site, following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Zubaydah remains confined at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In ruling for the government, the justices affirmed a sweeping assertion of the so-called state secrets privilege that allows ...

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