Hellerstein ordered the release of 74 pictures and three videotapes from the Abu Ghraib prison, potentially opening the military up to more embarrassment from a scandal that stirred outrage around the world last year when photos of abuse became public.
The photographs covered by Thursday's ruling were taken by a soldier. A military policeman who saw them turned them over to the Army. Some may be duplicates of photos already seen by the public.
An appeal of Hellerstein's ruling is expected.
Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, said that releasing the photos would hinder his work against terrorism.
The American Civil Liberties Union sought release of the photographs and videotapes as part of an October 2003 lawsuit demanding information on the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody.
Ya know... UNLESS you have evidence that these pictures show abuse before or after the time already admited to by the US government, what is the point?
The point is to make the photos public and slap the administration in the face which has been probably the most anti-aclu administration in some time.
This is the kind of stunt that gives creedence to the stories about the ACLU being part of a communist front to destroy america
stop this garbage unless the photo's are relevant or be worthy of the contempt of all right thinking americans