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A Dangerous Court Order Against The New York Times

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A NY trial court judge  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  fake identities to target liberal politicians and interest groups. Project Veritas’s legal memos are not a matter of national security; but for its ongoing libel suit, it would have no claim against The Times at all.It’s an absurd argument and a deeply threatening one to a free press. Consider the consequences: News organizations could be routinely blocked from reporting information about a person or company simply because the subject of that reporting decided the information might one day be used in litigation. More alarming is the prospect that reporters could be barred even from asking questions of sources, lest someone say something that turns out to be privileged."

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