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Courtrooms become secret, documents sealed

nomadlab writes: "Following attacks, courtrooms become secret, documents sealed

The U.S. terror investigation that has hauled in hundreds of
Middle Easterners is being conducted with closed court hearings
and sealed documents on a scale legal experts say may be

As part of what Attorney General John Ashcroft has called the
biggest criminal investigation in U.S. history, federal authorities
have detained more than 500 people without releasing the
paperwork that usually accompanies nearly any type of court

"This is a unique moment in our history and to expect that the old standards of due process are going to apply is naive." said on legal analyist"