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'Torture memos' embolden liberal groups

April 17, 2009

President Barack Obama’s decision to release the so-called “torture memos” has emboldened civil-liberties activists and top Democrats in Congress to step up their demands for ever broader disclosure of the most closely held secrets of the Bush anti-terror fight...

“Certainly, this demonstrates what we all already know. Which is the administration can, when it chooses to, declassify things and share them with the public. They can and should do so when it comes to the memos regarding warrantless surveillance,” Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said. “I think the same exceptional circumstances there apply here.”

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