Judge Allows US Redactions In NSA Leak Case

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors could redact parts of unclassified evidence in the upcoming trial of a former National Security Agency official accused of leaking information to the press about agency waste involving a new digital database project.

U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett held that the government possessed the authority under the National Security Agency Act to make redactions and substitutions to unclassified but “protected” documents in the case, and that defendant Thomas Drake wasn’t prejudiced by the move.

Drake, former chief of...
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