Local Muslims' Lawsuit Smacked Down by Obama Administration

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The "state secrets privilege" allows the federal government to ask lawsuits to be dismissed on the grounds that evidence might damage national security. As a candidate, President Obama accused the Bush Administration of using the privilege too much. His own Justice Department has now invoked it twice, most recently this week in a class action case on behalf of the Islamic Center of Irvine, which accuses the FBI of religious discrimination.

Credits

Guests:
Ameena Mirza Qazi - Council on American-Islamic Relations, Josh Gerstein - Politico - @joshgerstein

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper