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    Judge: Gitmo legal documents must be public

    Judge: Gitmo legal documents must be public
    By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer

    Monday, June 1, 2009

    A federal judge says the United States must publicly reveal the unclassified documents filed in the cases against more than 100 terror suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay.

    Attorneys for the detainees had objected to the Justice Department's practice of filing unclassified records under seal. The Associated Press, the New York Times and USA Today had joined the legal fight, arguing that the government was keeping valuable information from the public.

    The government said classified information had sometimes slipped out in unclassified versions, so the records needed to be private to protect national security. But U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan said Monday the public has a right to access the records.

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    Re: Judge: Gitmo legal documents must be public

    I see 3 things happening.
    1. Unclassified records will take FOREVER to get filed while they are examined by half the Federal government.
    2. The classified files will Double in size as the unclassified files shrink to a folder with a name typed on it.
    3. The General Public, that INCLUDES enemies of the U.S., will get no more info than they did before, and probably less.

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    Re: Judge: Gitmo legal documents must be public

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninghorse View Post
    I see 3 things happening.
    3. The General Public, that INCLUDES enemies of the U.S., will get no more info than they did before, and probably less.
    You have far more confidence than I.

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    Re: Judge: Gitmo legal documents must be public

    Yeah, stupid of me. Before they get it under control, there will be some SERIOUS info released, then, ................. nothing! John c.

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    Re: Judge: Gitmo legal documents must be public

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninghorse View Post
    I see 3 things happening.
    1. Unclassified records will take FOREVER to get filed while they are examined by half the Federal government.
    2. The classified files will Double in size as the unclassified files shrink to a folder with a name typed on it.
    3. The General Public, that INCLUDES enemies of the U.S., will get no more info than they did before, and probably less.
    This is pretty much exactly what I think will happen.

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