We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of this podcast. But if we could we’d tell you all about the CIA’s involvement in a prison at Guantanamo Bay. At least that’s what some Freedom of Information Act litigation is trying to figure out in a case at the D.C. Circuit. Michel Paradis, a national security lawyer and expert on much else, joins us to share his impressions of a recent oral argument in this case and the underlying relationship between FOIA and agencies like the CIA. There’s also a story about Howard Hughes and a submarine. Then IJ’s Ben Field takes us to the Fifth Circuit for a challenge to how a Texas prison treats a Muslim inmate. It’s a provisional win for religious liberty which includes an interesting concurrence about the kind of scrutiny courts should apply when it comes to prisoners practicing their religious freedoms while behind bars.

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Connell v. CIA

Lozano v. Collier

Audio Arguendo (Michel’s oral arguments podcast)

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