American Civil Liberties Union v. Department of Defense


American Civil Liberties Union v. Department of Defense

"American Civil Liberties Union v. Department of Defense" ("ACLU v. DoD"), is a case in United States Federal Court wherein the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency under the Freedom of Information Act for the release of still-secret materials —specifically those related to abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq, during the U.S. military Occupation of Iraq. According to already public reports, the abuse began in mid 2003 and was ended in late 2003. Public news reports of the abuse first appeared in April 2004.

In late September, 2005, Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein, though affirming the Glomar response ("can neither confirm nor deny") for some documents, found that the ACLU case for FOIA disclosure was stronger, and that the Glomar application to certain documents was not valid.( [http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/courtweb/pdf/D02NYSC/05-05912.PDF pdf] )

External links

* http://www.aclunc.org/aclunews/news0505/torture.html Case timeline until late 2004
* http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/courtweb/pdf/D02NYSC/05-05912.PDF 9-29-05 USDJ ruling.


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