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Prior Restraint

Federal Judge Rules That 3D Gun Blueprints Can’t Be Published Online

Judge Robert Laskin of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle ruled that the State Department violated federal procedural rules when it allowed blueprints for 3 D guns to be published on the Internet.

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Wisconsin County Board Considers Prosecuting Journalists for Reporting on Water Study, then Backs Off

A county board in southern Wisconsin decided to hold off on a resolution that would have punished journalists and county officials for how they handle information about a recent study that showed high-levels of contamination in the county’s well system. 

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Department of Justice Sues Edward Snowden for Proceeds of New Memoir

According to the lawsuit, the DoJ is entitled to all monetary proceeds derived from the publication of his book because of contractual agreements Snowden signed while working as a government contractor.

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Mattis Aide’s Book Released by the Pentagon Following Prior Restraint Suit

Less than two weeks after a former Navy pilot sued the Department of Defense (DoD) for delaying the review of his book, “Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattis,” the DoD cleared the book for publication.

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Ex-Aide to Former Defense Secretary James Mattis Sues Pentagon for Unlawful Prior Restraint

Snodgrass says that Department of Defense unreasonably delayed the review of his upcoming book despite his efforts to include only unclassified material.

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Roger Stone Claims The Gag Order Imposed on Him and His Family Is a Prior Restraint

Roger Stone, former advisor to Donald Trump, has filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the […]

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Rhode Island ACLU Representing Blogger in Prior Restraint Case

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has taken on the case of Massachusetts blogger whose content was censored by a […]

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Nonprofit Sues University of Illinois Over “Unconstitutional” Student Policies

Speech First, a conservative legal organization, sued the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over its free speech policies. The group objects to the University’s position on political pamphlets, its bias reporting system, and its no-contact policy for students accused of bias. “On a regular basis, the University of Illinois sends a clear message to students who wish to engage in political and religious speech: there are some views that are welcome, and others that are not," Speech First President Nicole Neily said in a statement. "Students deserve to be able to express themselves and voice their opinions without fear of investigation or punishment – which is why these policies must be reformed.”

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