This month marks the 9th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terror attack on domestic soil in U.S. history. The national and international implications of that tragic event continue to play today out at Ground Zero, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in U.S. courtrooms.
Just this month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a case filed on behalf of five foreign detainees who claim to have been tortured under the so-called "extraordinary rendition" program launched by the U.S. government in the wake of September 11. The suit targeted a California subsidiary of the Boeing Company which served as the aviation services provider for the CIA and operated the plane which carried the detainees overseas, where they claim to have been tortured.
In this episode of Law in 10, California Western Associate Dean William Aceves talks about the case and what it says about justice, transparency, and the U.S. system of checks and balances.