For the first time, a US president has classified the legal justification for taking publicly acknowledged actions

4/14/2018 |  2033
  Published by Boing Boing

It's not uncommon for legal opinions from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel to be classified; whenever the President wants to do something nefarious -- like authorizing the CIA's program of torture -- he'll get a memo out of the OLC, and then classify the whole thing: the action and its justification. (more…)

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