BREAKING: High Court Says Gov't Can Shield CIA 'Black Site' Details

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By Daniel Wilson (March 3, 2022, 10:59 AM EST) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal government can assert the state secrets privilege over a Guantanamo Bay prisoner’s efforts to subpoena information from former CIA contractors about his torture, saying the information could undermine intelligence relationships.

In a case centering on an attempt to gain information by Abu Zubaydah about his torture that allegedly took place at a former CIA “dark” or “black” site in Poland, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the court in a 6-3 decision that the information would effectively confirm or deny the existence of such a site and potentially affect clandestine foreign relations between the U.S. and…

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