The Ninth Circuit (remember them? they use to be the good guys and gals...) ruled today that the state secrets doctrine bars a court action for torture.....
From the ACLU's Ben Wiznver via emptywheel.... regarding the decision:
This is a sad day not only for the torture victims whose attempt to seek justice has been extinguished, but for all Americans who care about the rule of law and our nation’s reputation in the world. To date, not a single victim of the Bush administration’s torture program has had his day in court. If today’s decision is allowed to stand, the United States will have closed its courtroom doors to torture victims while providing complete immunity to their torturers. The torture architects and their enablers may have escaped the judgment of this court, but they will not escape the judgment of history.
Well....you know what I say? Fuck history.