Post Tagged with: "Gag Order"

Roger Stone departs a hearing to convince a judge to dismiss charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

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

August 2, 2019  Roger Stone, former advisor to Donald Trump, has filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia arguing that the current gag order imposed on him and his family constitutes a prior restraint. According to the petition, the current gag order fails traditional First Amendment standards because it is too broad[Read More…]

August 6, 2019 Prior Restraint, Top Stories
Australian News Outlets And Journalists Must Appear In Court To Answer To Alleged Suppression Order Breach

Australian News Outlets And Journalists Must Appear In Court To Answer To Alleged Suppression Order Breach

An Australian gag order that is preventing the media from reporting on one of the country’s biggest stories has made its way to the US, preventing outlets with bureaus Down Under from covering the verdict of a Cardinal convicted of five counts of sexual abuse.

In a digital age, are orders like this one still relevant and viable?

March 26, 2019 Prior Restraint
Can Journalists Be Silenced?

Can Journalists Be Silenced?

The most serious violation of First Amendment rights is considered to be prior restraints—judicial orders to stop publication of material in advance through the issuance of an injunction. With a prior restraint, ideas and news never see the light of day and so never enter the marketplace of ideas. Prior restraints are heavily disfavored and are assumed to be unconstitutional[Read More…]

April 1, 2017 Deep Dive