TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 3, 2014

A federal judge yesterday rejected a request by the Obama administration to close a hearing into the force-feeding of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who has gone on a hunger strike, WKRN reports from the Associated Press. The Obama administration has sought to keep the hearing closed on grounds that much of the information about the man is classified. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler rejected the government's motion to close the hearing in its entirety, however, the judge wrote that the hearing can be held in open and closed sessions to accommodate the government's concerns.