From the editorial board of the New York Times:
“Any system of prior restraints of expression comes to this court bearing a heavy presumption against its constitutional validity,” the Supreme Court said in a 1963 case. Such restraints are “the very prototype of the greatest threat to First Amendment values,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a generation later.
On Friday, however, a New York trial court judge broke from that precedent when he issued an order blocking The Times from publishing or even reporting further on information it had obtained related to Project Veritas, the conservative sting group that traffics in hidden cameras and fake identities to target liberal politicians and interest groups, as well as traditional news outlets.
Read the full article. There’s much, much more to this.
“Prior restraint” of the press was in part what the framers were trying to prevent with the 1st Amendment. It hasn’t been a part of 1st Amendment law in many decades. Until now. A clearly unconstitutional ruling. https://t.co/vSg9KgZpSc
— Richard Stengel (@stengel) December 25, 2021
For those who haven’t been following:
1: Ashley Biden’s diary was stolen
2. Project Veritas ended up with it in fall 2020
3. Project Vertias used the stolen diary to try to blackmail Joe Biden
4. In no world is this “investigative journalism.” Project Veritas is not journalism
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 17, 2021