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Mark Zaid on The Sabrina de Sousa National Security Case

Sabrina de Sousa, a former federal employee who was sentenced in Italy to seven years in prison for her involvement in a CIA rendition of a Muslim cleric, sued the State Department in 2009 when it failed to invoke diplomatic immunity on her behalf. Mark Zaid, who has a national security practice and whom we profiled in Washington DC Super Lawyers in 2009, is fighting the government's motion to dismiss the case in federal district court. He's asked to provide the judge with classified information in de Sousa's defense, but the Obama Administration objected, saying it alone reserves the power to release classified information. Judge Beryl Howell gave Zaid until July 11 to respond in a written brief.