Ninth Circuit to Hear Government’s Appeal in Jeppesen Torture Case [USA]
The Obama administration just won a round in the lawsuit brought by five alleged torture victims against Jeppesen Dataplan, the Boeing subsidiary that allegedly helped the CIA transport detainees to countries where they’ were interrogated under torture, a practice known as “extraordinary rendition.” The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the victims and reinstated the case last spring, after it was dismissed by the U.S. District Court in Northern California... The panel ruled that there were no grounds to claim that a lawsuit against a government contractor must be dismissed just because the contractor was working with the CIA... The Obama administration...asked the full court of appeals to reconsider the case... Yesterday, the court granted that request.