Sep 24, 2008

Quiet in the courtroom

A judge in Orange County has barred the OC Register from publishing testimony from a class-action lawsuit filed against the paper by its carriers. First Amendment experts rightly panned the decision and expect it to be overturned on appeal.

Peter Scheer of the California First Amendment Coalition told the Register: "Hopefully, the judge will quickly pick up his copy of the Constitution and re-read it."

Of course from a news perspective there's a question as to whether the Register would even want to publish testimony from this type of civil trial.

(via LA Observed)

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