CIA Allowed To Keep Interrogation Program Docs Secret

Law360, Washington (April 1, 2015, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Central Intelligence Agency did not have to cough up documents to a Vice Media Inc. reporter on its use of contentious "enhanced interrogation" techniques, finding the documents were exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

The CIA had properly invoked a deliberative-process privilege exemption to the FOIA when it denied Vice journalist Jason Leopold access to a purported internal study on the agency's controversial former detention and interrogation program, commonly referred to as the "Panetta Review," U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled.

"In the end, requiring disclosure of the reviews would...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!