Boston College terror tapes case may go to US Supreme Court

Jean McConville, whose murder police believe could be solved if they access the Boston College tapes

Jean McConville, whose murder police believe could be solved if they access the Boston College tapes

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THE US Supreme Court is to be asked to hear what will be the last legal attempt to block the PSNI’s request for access to an archive of taped interviews with Troubles era terrorists.

The latest legal bid to stop the Boston College recordings being handed over to the police failed at the end of last week.

The two men who were behind the project — journalist Ed Moloney and former IRA man Anthony McIntyre, who is now an academic — had applied for an ‘en banc’ appeal court hearing after a series of other legal challenges had failed.

 

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