Tuesday, June 23, 2015
In the weeks following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the U.S. government rounded up several hundred individuals suspected of ties to terrorism. The arrests were allegedly based on tips received through a hotline. In total, 762 people were detained around the country. Detainees were held between three to eight months in facilities in New York and New Jersey. Some individuals were even deported after being found to have no ties to terrorism.
Since that time, not one U.S. government official has been held accountable. However, that might change with a recent ruling from a federal appeals court.
ABC News reports that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a 2 to 1 ruling that will allow a lawsuit against former top U.S. officials, including then-Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller…
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