Reason Morning Links: State Secrets Rejected, Economy Shrinks, More Flyover Flap


• U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejects Obama administration's state secrets claims, reinstates detainee lawsuit.

• GDP shrinks an unexpectedly high 6.1 percent in first quarter of 2009.

• FAA memo indicates feds knew the NYC flyover could set off panic and residual 9/11 jitters, but White House Military Office ordered it anyway, and threatened NYC police and political officials if they informed the public about the photo-op. Washington Post reports Military Office director Louis Caldera may be fired.

• Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.), once thought to be in trouble, expected to cruise to reelection now that he has switched parties.

• U.S. officials trying to take the swine out of swine flu.

• Military prepares for the release of a new round of photos depicting detainee abuse.