Saturday, June 20, 2015

Libertarian News Magazine Gagged by Justice Department

The Justice Department just forced a news outlet to remain silent. In America. From Reason.com:
For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to "Free Minds and Free Markets," has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from speaking publicly about a grand jury subpoena that court sent to Reason.com.
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Yesterday, after preparing an extensive legal brief, Reason asked the US Attorney's Office to join with it in asking that the gag order - now moot and clearly an unconstitutional prior restraint - be lifted. This morning, the US Attorney's Office asked the Court to vacate the order, which it did. We are free to tell the story for the first time.

The whole article hear: How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech

Originally noticed by Popehat: Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters on a Silk Road Post at Reason.com

I don't post much anymore but this signal need to keep being spread.


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