The Supreme Court ruled in its Charkaoui II decision in June 2008 that CSIS’s systematic practice of destroying evidence was unconstitutional. The judgement required the government to retain and disclose to reviewing judges all relevant information and further required the judges to disclose as much of this information as was compatible with their idea of national security to the individual concerned. This ruling had broad ramifications not only for the security certificate cases, but many others in which CSIS was involved.
Read the Charkaoui II decision here.
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