A stay on the ACLU suit was filed by the DOJ in December 2007 while a criminal probe [JURIST report] was conducted on the videotapes' destruction. That order expired last week, and in a letter to the court, US Attorney Peter Skinner wrote that the DOJ now intends to provide as much of the information as possible. The ACLU intends to proceed [interview audio] on the lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought [CCR backgrounder] after the October 2003 request filed by the ACLU under FOIA for information pertaining to US held detainees in overseas facilities received in answer only a set of media talking points used by the Department of State.
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