POLITICS
01/18/2011 10:13 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

State Secrets Doctrine: Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Legal Doctrine For First Time In 60 Years

For the first time in nearly 60 years, the Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider the limits of "state secrets," a legal doctrine the government often cites to quash lawsuits it says could expose information vital to national security.

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