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Judge Orders Gitmo Docs Public; AP: Blago, Durbin Discussed Senate; A Push for FDA Data

POSTED: 10:03 AM ET, 06/ 2/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Judge: Gitmo Docs Must Be Public » A federal judge ordered the United States on Monday to publicly reveal unclassified versions of its allegations and evidence justifying the continued imprisonment of more than 100 detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay. — Associated Press

AP: Blago, Durbin Talked Senate Seat » Just two weeks before his arrest on corruption charges, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly told fellow Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin he was thinking of naming Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan — the daughter of his biggest political rival — to Obama's vacated seat. Blagojevich was reportedly seeking concessions on his pet projects in return for the appointment. — Associated Press

Opening Up FDA Data » The Obama administration is expected to announce a new task force within the Food and Drug Administration charged with finding ways to reveal more information about FDA decisions, possibly including the disclosure of now secret data about drugs and devices under study. — New York Times

College Sports: Secrecy 101 » A six-month Dispatch investigation found that Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a law originally crafted to protect academic records, makes it virtually impossible to decipher what is going on inside a $5 billion college-sports world that is funded by fans, donors, alumni, television networks and, at most schools, taxpayers. — The Columbus Dispatch

After the jump...

» Citigroup Moves to Halt Some Exec Payouts (WSJ/$)
» SEC Probes Misconduct in Cuban Case (WSJ/$)
» FBI probes cases involving NOLA police officers (Times-Picayune)
» Jury Finds Ex-Kmart Chief Liable (NYT)
» Lack of IT Oversight Cited at Veterans Affairs (NextGov)
» Northrop Grumman Inspector Accused of Lying (MilitaryTimes)

By Sarah Fitzpatrick |  June 2, 2009; 10:03 AM ET The Daily Read
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