Recent Examples of prior restraint from the Web
Faculty members, student groups and a campus minister sued the regents in federal court, alleging prior restraint under the First Amendment.
In the years since, the Internet has made it all but impossible for democratic governments to directly censor the press; prior restraint is now hard to pull off, even for an autocrat.
Absent a finding of libel, forcing a retraction would constitute prior restraint.
There is no legal rationale for such prior restraint.
On June 30, the United States Supreme Court voted 6-to-3 to lift the injunction against both papers, ruling that the government failed to justify prior restraint on publication.
Michael Giudicessi, an attorney representing the Register and Kauffman, argued in a filing Thursday that such a stay was a prior restraint on press freedom barred by the Iowa and U.S. constitutions.
Yet to amici’s knowledge, outside the context of intellectual property disputes — and in decades past, the regulation of obscenity — no appellate court has ever affirmed a prior restraint of a motion picture.
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