Judge orders ProPublica Illinois, other media, not to publish details of juvenile court case

March 27, 2019
On March 14, 2019, a Cook County Juvenile Court judge ordered ProPublica Illinois and other news organizations not to publish certain details about an ongoing child welfare case in the Chicago-based juvenile court.In the course of reporting on child welfare issues, a ProPublica Illinois reporter had learned about the case. On March 7, after the reporter tried to attend a hearing in the case, the hearing was closed to the public and press.Bruce Boyer — a Loyola University law professor …

Colorado judge strikes down order preventing CBS4 from publishing

March 1, 2019
A Jefferson County, Colorado, sheriff and county attorney obtained an order prohibiting local CBS station, CBS4, from publishing a story on the grounds that an affidavit used in the report should not have been released. A Jefferson County District Court Judge struck the order down on Jan. 27, finding it an unconstitutional case of prior restraint. According to its own report, CBS4 requested a court file in the case of a sheriff’s deputy that had been charged for an alleged …
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