Meet the New Boss…

On Tuesday the Obama administration changed tunes from his campaign rhetoric and did nothing to change the government’s position on the State Secrets Privilege.  A government lawyer told the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the government was continuing to assert the controversial defense to a civil suit arising from the extraordinary rendition program.

Glenn Greenwald and David Luban have taken the Obama administration to task.  Read some more here and a word from my colleague Tim Lynch.