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Judge Orders City to Release 9/11 Records

A judge has ordered the city to release hundreds of documents and audio tapes that recorded the responses of emergency services members after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. State Supreme Court Justice Richard Braun, ruling on a petition by The New York Times and one of its reporters said the city had not provided sufficient reasons why most of the records should be kept secret. Lawyers for the city did not return calls seeking comment Wednesday. In his ruling issued late Tuesday, Braun said the petitioners may inspect and obtain copies of the 911 tapes and other communications between firefighters and dispatchers and factual “oral histories.” But he said the city could shield opinions of firefighters, other emergency services workers and private citizens. Full Story

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