U.S. Challenged On Sealing of Detainee Files

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The Washington Post

March, 2009
The Justice Department has filed "unclassified" records in federal court outlining the government's cases against more than 100 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, but the records are not being made public.

This has triggered a legal skirmish with detainees' attorneys, who say the excessive secrecy greatly complicates their work, especially in light of looming hearings.

Three news organizations have also joined the fight, saying the government is keeping valuable information from the public. The government says it wants to keep the records from public view for now as a national security precaution after it discovered classified information in the documents...