Judges order 2 Pa. newspapers to delete stories

Jul 06, 2010

(AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge who ordered two newspapers to delete archived stories about three defendants whose cases were resolved has rescinded the order. But another judge's order covering two other defendants is still pending.

Centre County Judge Bradley Lunsford cited free-speech concerns in signing new orders Monday directing only public agencies to clear records for the three. That's typical when charges are dismissed, withdrawn or otherwise not applicable for first-time offenders who complete remediation.

Initial orders had asked the Centre Daily Times and the student at Penn State to take the unusual step of expunging their records of information.

The attorney tells the Times that First Amendment rights were trumping his clients' rights for cleared records.

Explore further: Ebola.com domain sold for big payout

1.5 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Judge rules in Palin e-mail case

Aug 12, 2009

(AP) -- A judge ruled Wednesday that the Alaska governor's office can use private e-mail accounts to conduct state business, as former Gov. Sarah Palin sometimes did.

Legal counsel affects death penalty cases

Oct 27, 2009

Legal counsel is a matter of life and death in Houston, but it is not necessarily tied to a defendant's socioeconomic status, according to new research by Scott Phillips, associate professor of sociology and criminology at ...

Rare economic espionage case ends in jury deadlock

Nov 24, 2009

(AP) -- Two men accused of the rare charge of economic espionage against the U.S. have been acquitted on two counts, but they could face a retrial on three other counts on which a jury deadlocked.

Recommended for you

Ebola.com domain sold for big payout

Oct 24, 2014

The owners of the website Ebola.com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock.

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

Oct 23, 2014

Facebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

User comments : 0