ACLU asks federal judge to hold CIA in contempt.

The ACLU filed a petition with a federal judge today “charging that the [CIA] flouted a court order when it destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the harsh interrogation of prisoners in its custody.” In October 2003 and May 2004, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York had ordered the CIA to preserve “all records pertaining to the treatment of detainees in its custody.”