Battle Over Northern Ireland Archive

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From the Bureau for International Reporting: 14 years after peace came to Northern Ireland, a legal battle is erupting over the release of confidential interviews with former combatants of the Troubles. The US Department of Justice has subpoenaed several recordings being held at Boston College, on behalf of British law enforcement that is investigating a 40 year old murder. On Sept 7, The US First Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in this fascinating case that raises competing interests of US First Amendment law, peace and security in a still-fragile Northern Ireland, and potential justice for a horrible crime.

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