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Judge requires redacted arguments to be restored in Abu Ghraib photo case

[JURIST] US District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has ordered government lawyers to restore redacted portions of their brief [PDF text] concerning the release of further photographs and video of Abu Ghraib Prison [JURIST news archive] after a closed session review [JURIST report] of the relevant information. Hellerstein said Monday after the review that he "generally ruled in favor of public disclosure" and that the decision on this case balanced right for public disclosure against heavy issues of national security. Hellerstein has scheduled the argument concerning the images' release for August 30, saying he wanted a speedy decision, but wanted to give US Attorney David Kelley time to appeal the redaction ruling. AP has more.

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