5/8/17 David D’Amato on the legal origin of the US government’s State Secrets Doctrine

David D’Amato, an adjunct law professor and policy advisor at the Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses the 1953 Supreme Court case United States v. Reynolds, and how the decision gave the State Secrets Privilege formal recognition, effectively removing judicial oversight and allowing the government to withhold evidence and exempt itself from lawsuits by claiming they endanger national security.


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