Litigation Updates:  

  • Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd
    On October 18, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review an appeals court decision that permits a damages action raising sensitive national security issues to proceed through discovery against former Attorney General John Ashcroft. The Court will consider whether Ashcroft is entitled to either absolute or qualified immunity from suit. The decision to grant review was a victory for WLF and its five clients: former U.S. Attorneys General William P. Barr, Benjamin Civiletti, Edwin Meese III, Michael Mukasey, and Dick Thornburgh.
  •  American Civil Liberties Union v. Department of Justice
    On October 15, 2010, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, urging it to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks to require the CIA to disclose documents concerning its use of drones to attack al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan, Yemen, and elsewhere.

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