When a Washington, D.C., federal judge ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee last spring, the case appeared to be a routine setback for an Obama administration that has lost a string of such cases. But a day after the order was filed on the court's electronic docket, the opinion vanished, to be replaced weeks later by a new ruling. While it reached the same conclusion, eight pages of material had been removed, including key passages in which the judge dismantled the government's case against the detainee.
In Guantanamo Opinion, 2 Versions of Reality
The National Law Journal
October 12, 2010