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The Washington Post has asked for the transcripts of the closed hearings that led to the dismissal of the government's…

The Washington Post has asked for the transcripts of the closed hearings that led to the dismissal of the government’s case against five former Blackwater employees accused of killing Iraqi civilians, Politico reports.

Judge Ricardo M. Urbina, the judge who threw out the charges against the five former employees on Dec. 31, had previously rejected the Post‘s request that the hearings be opened to the media.

Urbina told the government’s attorneys to file any objections to the newspaper’s request by the end of the day on Tuesday.