Lessons unlearned

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Author(s) Orrin Hatch
Source New York Post
Date December 19, 2009
URL http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/lessons_unlearned_5YTCIkOtVv8BaeztrGmk4N
Quotes-start.png "The MCA established standards and procedures for balancing the protection of national security interests and providing classified information to defendants as part of discovery. Ordinary rules of criminal procedure in civilian courts do not. They are designed to handle cases which involve criminal conduct committed inside this country, with evidence that is in close proximity to law enforcement. That evidence has a chain of custody and its origins can be disclosed without irreparable damage to national security interests." Quotes-end.png

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