Justice Dept. Limiting Use of State Secrets Privilege

WASHINGTON– The Justice Department is preparing to impose new regulations…

WASHINGTON– The Justice Department is preparing to impose new regulations to limit government use of State Secrets Privilege. The new policy, which could be announced as early as Wednesday, would require approval by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. if military or espionage agencies wanted to assert the privilege to withhold classified evidence sought in court or to ask a judge to dismiss a lawsuit at its onset.

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