10 noiembrie 2021

U.S. government lies about its secrets


OPINION:Recently, this column offered a critical analysis of the state secrets privilege. Last week, the government twice brought it to new lows. Here is the backstory.A legal privilege is the ability of a party in litigation to keep communication from the court and one’s adversary because of a public policy determination that the free flow of information in certain private communications is a higher good than its public revelation.Common examples of this are the patient-physician privilege, [...]