08 January 2018

Prior Restraint in the News

If students in my constitutional law courses didn't believe me when I told that prior restraints of the press are considered presumptively invalid, a recent decision by the Iowa Supreme Court shows just how seriously courts in the United States take attempts to silent the press. At the center of the dispute are a lawyer, a newspaper who was about to publish information about the lawyer, and a Supreme Court Justice who initially ordered the newspaper not to publish the information, and then lifted the order. The Des Moines Register has more