astupidname - 12:01 am on Apr 3, 2009 (gmt 0)
The maintenance of a free press does not give a publisher the right to protect the identity of someone who has provided it with unauthorized or defamatory information."
While that certainly may be true, especially in cases where it could be shown the info was illegally aquired/illegally defamatory etc... , the judge's order was the only thing I see there that was "knee-jerk" reaction. Just who the f do these judges think they are anyways? I'll bet McHugh's probably got a lawsuit against HIS dry cleaner.... they're (the judges) clearly not all sane... [search.yahoo.com]
Yeah, it's deeply troubling when judges think they can just issue any rulings they want (KNOWING they will be overturned, but doing so knowingly in an effort to "have a chilling effect" or "make an example") without following the due course of the laws. I hope this judge can have some sort of sanctions taken against him, if not removal from the bench.