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An appeals court ruled on Friday that more than 6,000 pages of the so-called Senate torture report cannot be made public because they consist of congressional records that are not subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, which only covers federal agencies.

The unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington made clear that records that Congress shares with federal agencies can’t be disclosed if there’s a “clear intent” by lawmakers “to control the document.”

The decision dealt a major blow to the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the CIA and other federal agencies that saw the full report ahead of the Senate’s release of a much shorter executive summary in 2014.

Continue reading:  American Public Is Not Entitled To See Full Senate Torture Report, Court Rules

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  In other words, the D.C. court told the American people:

You can’t handle the truth!

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22 thoughts on “American Public Is Not Entitled To See Full Senate Torture Report, Court Rules

  1. “Torture report”? I believe if they asked to see the “enhanced interrogation technique” report the result may have been different. There can’t be anything in a “torture report” anyway. The U.S. doesn’t torture people. 🙂

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    • Of course, and the U.S. never enslaved West Africans, never committed genocide against Native Americans, never waged imperialistic wars of aggression, never illegally interned Japanese Americans outside of Hawaii, never engaged in military coups to overthrow democratic governments overseas, never performed assassinations, never wielded a corporatist police state against domestic exercises of free speech (e.g. Occupy Wall Street), and never ever did anything immoral or unethical.

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  2. It wouldn’t matter anyway. Americans can handle the truth if it comes from Hollywood, CNN, Fox News, TSN and almost any billionaire televangelist. Other than that, there is no truth.

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