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Introduced in Senate (02/15/2011)

Classified Information Procedures Reform and Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends the Classified Information Procedures Act, with respect to the use and disclosure of classified information in legal proceedings, to: (1) allow ex parte pretrial conferences where the presence of both parties reasonably could be expected to cause damage to national security or the defendant's ability to make a defense; (2) expand protective orders to limit the use of or access to classified information; (3) expand discovery rules to restrict access to classified information, other than documents; (4) expand a defendant's notice requirement to include intent to use classified information; (5) establish additional standards for the admissibility, use, and disclosure of classified information at trial; (6) expand the interlocutory appeal rights of the United States; and (7) allow a court to fashion alternative procedures to prevent unnecessary disclosures of classified information at trial.