A Maryland federal judge has ruled that a state law banning the broadcast of lawfully-obtained recordings of criminal trials violates the First Amendment as applied to a National Public Radio podcast.
Fifty years has not definitively resolved the impact and import of the Pentagon Papers case. Was it a monumental victory for the press? Was it a loss, since for the first time the courts imposed a prior restraint on a newspaper? Or was it an inconsequential one-off, since it hasn’t been a precedent for many…
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in the face of a powerful dissent, upheld a stunningly capacious gag order last December.
When the third most powerful man in the Vatican was convicted of molesting two choirboys by an Australian jury in December 2018, media companies scrambled worldwide. Yet in Australia, there was media silence on specific details of the case.
Anti-Libel Injunctions and the Criminal Libel Connection: A Conversation with Professor Eugene Volokh
Eugene Volokh explains his theory that post-trial libel injunctions are constitutional.