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Appeals Court Overturns Judge's Ban On LA Times Printing Photo Of Murder Suspect

from the prior-restraint dept

We recently wrote about the LA Times being barred by a judge from publishing a photo of murder suspect Alberd Tersargyan that was taken — with permission — in the courtroom. As pretty much every legal expert who commented on the case noted, there was almost no way the judge’s ban would hold up under a First Amendment review, as it was clear prior restraint. And, indeed, it didn’t take long for an appeals court to overturn the ruling and note that it was, indeed, prior restraint. The First Amendment wins again…

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