The Supreme Court considered Tuesday the case of former Soviet-bloc spies who claim the CIA stiffed them on a pledge of lifetime support. Acting Solicitor General Paul Clement said, "There's something inherent about an espionage relationship that you understand you have no protected status under the law." However, attorneys for the ex-spies argued that last term's enemy combatant cases showed national security interests should be balanced against an individual's right to due process.
High Court Considers Whether Ex-Spies May Sue CIA for Broken Pledge
The Associated Press
January 12, 2005