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Senators From Both Parties Back ACLU, New York Times in FOIA Lawsuit for Drone Memos


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Senators From Both Parties Back ACLU, New York Times in FOIA Lawsuit for Drone Memos

NEW YORK - A bipartisan group of senators filed a brief today in federal appeals court in support of the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times’ lawsuits seeking Justice Department legal memos on U.S. targeted killing operations.

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) wrote in their friend-of-the-court brief that they supported the Freedom of Information Act lawsuits because they believe the government should not be creating a body of “secret law” concerning the extrajudicial killing of American citizens.

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