A federal judge said Monday he was prepared to hold the CIA in civil contempt over the destruction of videotapes in which high-level al-Qaida detainees were interrogated abroad. But the judge said at a hearing that he would give the government 10 days to produce a declaration to convince him why he should refrain from a contempt finding and from ordering production of a list of the tapes, information on witnesses and any documents or memoranda relevant to the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act request.
Judge Gives Government 10 Days to Avoid Contempt on CIA Tapes
New York Law Journal
August 19, 2008