Lawsuit to release Osama Bin Laden death photos heads to Supreme Court

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BY: Derrick Broze

The conservative educational foundation Judicial Watch has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court over the release of up to 52 images of Osama Bin Laden’s death currently being held by the CIA. The CIA claims the pictures are classified and their release “could trigger violence, attacks, or acts of revenge against the United States.” Shortly after the May 2011 announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death in Pakistan Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act Request with the government to release the images. The CIA refused, Judicial Watch sued, and a federal judge, as well as an appeals court supported the CIA’s claims. The organization is now asking the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling and release the images, including images taken inside the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden was killed and images of the preparation of Bin Laden’s body for burial.

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