Press Explains First Amendment To Florida Judge, Who Rescinds Questionable Photography Ban

from the so-that's-how-it-works dept

About a week ago, we wrote about Judge Mark Mahon in Florida who originally issued an order barring people from protesting outside of the courthouse if they were “questioning the integrity of the court.” After it started making national news, Judge Mahon rescinded part of the order, but kept part that banned photography around the courthouse — which was interesting given that the issue in particular had to do with a reporter for PINAC: Photography Is Not A Crime (who is now suing).

On Wednesday, after a bunch of local media organizations met with the Judge and, presumably, explained the Constitution to him, Judge Mahon rescinded the administrative order entirely.

?Since the entry of that order, many representatives of differing interests have expressed concerns and suggestions with respect to the best means by which to deal with these issues,? Mahon said Wednesday.

That’s not quite the “I’m sorry, I overreacted and abused my position of power” that might have been more appropriate, but at least it’s something.

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