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Court Secrecy Expands As U.S. Presses "Classified" Defense

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· Story link Court secrecy is getting tighter across the nation as the government expands its war on terrorism and…

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Court secrecy is getting tighter across the nation as the government expands its war on terrorism and claims national security demands the sealing of records and closed hearings, the Associated Press reports. It cites a Chicago case where the public was barred from the courtroom, defense lawyers shut out of a hearing in the judge’s chambers, and the witnesses used false names. (6/12/05)