Monday, 10 November 2014

Judge Bans Atlanta Media From Publishing Story

quote [ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter signed the order Friday that "restrained and enjoined" the media, particularly TV station Fox 5 Atlanta from airing "a certain news story." ]

When someone tells someone to shut up, it's not a violation of First Amendment rights, when an employer fires or suspends an employee for saying something detrimental to their company in public it's not a violation of First Amendment rights, *THIS* is a violation of First Amendment rights.

***EDIT*** being reported that the bar has now been lifted, but it never should be been enacted to begin with:

I didn't directly link to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the header because most of the article is behind a paywall I don't have access to. Buzzfeed article included because I'm sure the comments will be good for the LOLs.

***EDIT*** bar on story has now been lifted:

Original links:
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Bleb said @ 2:54pm GMT on 10th Nov
Here in Canada, it's pretty common for a judge to impose a media publication ban on certain information while a trial is in progress. The bans are usually lifted once a conviction/acquittal is reached.
XregnaR said @ 2:57pm GMT on 10th Nov
Oh, he signed it in error. That's alright then :-/

For some reason I am unable to trust anyone who wheres a bow tie. Or ties in general for that matter.
Anti_fuites said @ 3:28pm GMT on 10th Nov
Eh, at least he admitted he made a mistake. Kind of rare in the justice system in my experience.
XregnaR said @ 7:26pm GMT on 10th Nov
I guess I'm jaded - I see this as a political mea culpa by someone who saw that their action was going to have a negative impact on their next election so they backtracked.

Like I said - jaded. Also, I've done some IT work for Fulton County Courts which probably doesn't do much to elevate my opinion.
Isosceles_Lock said @ 4:42pm GMT on 10th Nov
I misread the title and thought this was about the Mayor of Atlanta blocking journalists on Twitter.

Which is more humorous than troubling.
XregnaR said @ 7:28pm GMT on 10th Nov
Kasim has been too busy kissing hands and shaking babies at places like Chops Lobster Bar in Buckhead (saw him there a couple weeks ago) to bother with that Twitter-verse stuff. I'm guessing his lackey doesn't like reporters much.

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