Jeffrey LewisInscrutable Chinese: Silliness With Security Clearances

Apparently a judge believes no one with relatives in China should hold a security clearance. (Previous rulings to this effect have been upheld on appeals, see here and here.)

Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough approve.

Gertz and Scarborough report that they “obtained an opinion from Administrative Judge James A. Young” and quotes the “attorney for the clearance applicant, who was not identified by name.”

Um, the decision is on-line with the Attorney’s name: pro se. That’s Latin meaning “for oneself.”