Lawyer Challenges Use of Secret Evidence to Fight Terrorism

Source: The Boston Globe

On March 9, 2001, The Boston Globe reported
on civil-rights lawyer Juliette Kayyem, who is
executive director of a project on counterterrorism and domestic preparedness at
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is
waging what seems “like a one-woman war within
the Justice Department against the use of secret evidence…
Acting on secret
evidence, US officials now seize, detain, and deport foreigners suspected of
terrorist activities.” The National Commission on
Terrorism, the congressionally appointed panel she sits
on, “condemned secret evidence and ethnic
stereotyping in a report last year…Meanwhile, Kayyem is keeping an eye on Washington to see how President Bush
and Congress address the secret evidence issue.”