Friday, August 02, 2002

Judge Orders Names of 9/11 Detainees Released

Great news today, it seems that a Federal Judge has ordered the FBI to reveal the names of people detained in the investigation of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a major victory for civil rights groups. One of those groups is a partner of the National Security Archive, the Center for National Security Studies, which is led by the Archives' General Counsel, Kate Martin. CNSS has been consumed with this case since September, and it is great to see that there work has paid off. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler rejected the Justice Department's argument that releasing names would allow terrorist groups to gauge the progress of the government's investigation. Strong work, Kate, Ken, and Sarah! The story from the Post can be found here.


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