A historical marker on August 19, 2011 notes the parking garage in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met in secret with his source 'Deep Throat' (Senior FBI official Mark Felt) as Woodward investigated former US President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal in 1972 and 1973. The scandal ultimately lead to Nixon's resignation in 1974(Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge in Washington has ordered the release of some court documents sealed in the 1970s as part of the court case against seven men involved in the Watergate burglary.
U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth said in a two-page order Friday that some materials being sought by a Texas history professor should be released. He gave the National Archives and Records Administration a month two review and release the materials.
Luke Nichter of Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, Texas, wrote the judge in 2009 to ask that potentially hundreds of pages of documents be unsealed.
Attorneys for the U.S. government said in court documents earlier this year that they would not oppose the release of some of the documents.