Thursday May 23, 2013
State Secrets Defense in OregonMichael Munk Salem-News.com
Several of those cases occurred in Oregon. One was related to illegal spying on attorneys for the Ashland defendant and other misconduct in a “financial support for terrorism” case.
(PORTLAND, OR) - The Big O recently ran a Mcclatchy report, “Obama still secretive despite transparency vow” http://www.mcclatchydc.
It did not note that several of those cases occurred in Oregon. One was related to illegal spying on attorneys for the Ashland defendant and other misconduct in a “financial support for terrorism” case.
The other evidently stopped a professional misconduct investigation by the Oregon State Bar into the role played by the late Portland attorney Scott Caplan in enabling a fake Oregon company, “Bayard Foreign Marketing” to purchase a plane used by the CIA to transport kidnapped suspects to torture centers.
The company president, “ Leonard Thomas Bayard,” was also a fake person. Nevertheless, Caplan represented him before the Secretary of State and other government agencies. In 2007, Mary Cooper, a disciplinary counsel for the Oregon Bar, dismissed a complaint against Caplan because “the law prevents him from disclosing more about his client’s identity..”
Ms Cooper did not respond when asked to cite the law she relied on to dismiss the case.
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