The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has sided with the Central Intelligence Agency in reversing a district court judge’s order to release certain information regarding the agency’s former detention and interrogation program, as well as a court transcript of ex parte proceedings.

The case came before the appellate panel from a June 2018 amended judgment by a Southern District of New York judge, who ordered that the CIA release certain information contained in a draft summary detailing the role of medical professionals in the agency’s former detention and interrogation program, as well as transcripts of ex parte proceedings in which the CIA identified specific information it wished to withhold and why.

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