Judge: Declassify Detainee Secrets

A federal judge ruled the government must declassify secret evidence that is used to justify the continued imprisonment of more than 100 Guantanamo prisoners. The government provided the secret evidence against the detainees called factual returns, in response to prisoners who petitioned the court for their release. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan ruled authorities must release the information and must seek court approval to keep information secret. "Public interest in Guantanamo Bay generally and these proceedings specifically has been unwavering," Hogan wrote. "Publicly disclosing the factual returns would enlighten the citizenry and improve perceptions of the proceedings' fairness." President Obama has vowed to shut the prison down, but has run into some hefty roadblocks in the process.