UPDATE: Time Change - Oral Arguments TOMORROW For Release Of Documents Related To Bush Torture Program

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UPDATE: Time Change - Oral Arguments TOMORROW For Release Of Documents Related To Bush Torture Program

WASHINGTON - Attorneys
representing the American Civil Liberties Union will appear in district
court Wednesday for arguments calling for the release of detainees’
names that were redacted from the memos issued by the Bush
administration’s Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)
that attempted to provide the legal justification for torture. The ACLU
will also argue for the release of CIA documents that describe the
contents of 92 destroyed videotapes of the interrogation of detainees.

The
redacted 2005 “torture memos” from the OLC’s Steven Bradbury to CIA
General Counsel John Rizzo were obtained through an ACLU Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. The ACLU also obtained an index of CIA
documents related to the destruction of the tapes in November.

WHAT: Oral arguments in torture document FOIA lawsuit hearing

WHO:
ACLU cooperating counsel Larry Lustberg of Gibbons P.C. will present
the arguments before Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the U.S. District
Court, Southern District of New York

WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
3:00 pm. EST

WHERE: Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse
500 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10007-1312

Courtroom 14D

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