Federal judge rules CIA not in contempt for interrogation videotape destruction

[JURIST] A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] was not in contempt of court for destroying videotapes [press release] thought to have shown harsh interrogations of terror suspects, but ordered the CIA to pay attorneys fees to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website]. The ACLU argued during a court hearing that the CIA "showed complete disdain for the court and the rule of law itself" when it destroyed the videotapes…

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