Politics & Government

January 28, 2009 7:00 AM

ACLU tests Obama with request for secret Bush-era memos

In what could be a critical test of the Obama administration's commitment to transparency, the American Civil Liberties Union today asked the Obama administration to release Bush-era memos that provided the legal underpinning for harsh interrogations, eavesdropping and secret prisons. For years, the Bush administration refused to release them, but a new Obama executive order last week rescinded Bush restrictions on what can be made public.

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