Today, at 10:00 a.m. PST, we’ll be in federal appeals court in San Francisco to argue that our lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen DataPlan Inc. for its role in the Bush administration’s unlawful “extraordinary rendition” program should go forward. The government has repeatedly misused the state secrets privilege in an attempt to have the case thrown out. To this day, not a single victim of the Bush administration’s torture policies has had his day in court.
As The New York Times pointed out in an editorial today, “It is up to the courts to fulfill their constitutional role by checking executive power and providing accountability. The precedent set by the federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will be critical.”
We hope you’ll stand with us to let the government know that victims of torture — and the American public — deserve to know why prisoners were abused and tortured in America’s name.