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High Court Turns Away Rendition Case
Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/16/11

Posted on 05/16/2011 9:30:34 AM PDT by markomalley

The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a ruling that blocked a lawsuit alleging a Boeing Co. subsidiary helped the Central Intelligence Agency seize terrorism suspects abroad and secretly transfer them to other countries for interrogation.

The high court rejected an appeal by five men who claimed that U.S. operatives—with support from Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., a Boeing unit—abducted them and sent them to other countries where they were tortured. They alleged Jeppesen provided critical flight planning and logistical support to the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program. The men were seeking unspecified monetary damages from the company.

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TOPICS: Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 9thcircus; boeing; cia; jeppesendataplan; rendition; scotus
(Sorry for the short excerpt, but it's a short article)

Interestingly, down in the bottom of the piece is that the 9th Circus said that the lawsuit couldn't happen because of the risk of disclosing state secrets.

1 posted on 05/16/2011 9:30:39 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Well, this is good news. And I guess the Ninth Circus is sometimes right, maybe once a century.

2 posted on 05/16/2011 9:38:46 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: Cicero

Hah, maybe they’re just tired of being overturned by the USSC.

3 posted on 05/16/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by Valpal1 ("No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet." ~ C.S. Lewis)
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