Politics & Government

August 27, 2009 6:01 PM

Judge rules that he, too, can grant access to U.S. secrets

In a highly unusual legal step, a federal judge has ordered the government to grant an attorney a security clearance so he can represent a disgruntled former narcotics officer in a lawsuit against a former CIA officer. More broadly, the order challenges the president's customary monopoly on controlling access to secrets.

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