2nd judge rescinds newspaper story purge orders

Jul 07, 2010 By GENARO C. ARMAS , Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- A second central Pennsylvania judge has rescinded court orders directing two newspapers to delete archived stories about defendants.

The orders involving the Centre Daily Times and The Daily Collegian student at Penn State touched on the potential for media censorship.

Centre County Judge Thomas King Kistler says he signed new expungement orders Wednesday that did not include the newspapers.

Such orders typically direct public agencies to clear a person's record in instances in which charges are dismissed, withdrawn or otherwise are no longer applicable.

Kistler says judges met Wednesday with the lawyer for the defendants. Kistler says the court would also look at 36 other orders that involve the newspapers.

Bradley Lunsford cited free speech concerns in rescinding a court order Tuesday.

Explore further: First Superman comic book to go up and away at eBay

More information: Judges order 2 Pa. newspapers to delete stories - www.physorg.com/news197657514.html

5 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

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judge who ordered two newspapers to delete archived stories about three defendants whose cases were resolved has rescinded the order.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 ...

Appeals court orders new trial in Brocade case

Aug 18, 2009

(AP) -- A federal appeals court has tossed out the criminal conviction of the first Silicon Valley executive to go to trial in a stock options scandal that triggered charges against at least a dozen executives.

Fla. judges, lawyers must 'unfriend' on Facebook

Dec 12, 2009

(AP) -- Florida's judges and lawyers should no longer "friend" each other on Facebook, the popular social networking site, according to a ruling from the state's Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.

Rulings cloud issue of school MySpace suspensions

Feb 04, 2010

(AP) -- Federal appellate judges wrestling with whether schools can discipline students for Internet speech posted offsite reached different rulings Thursday in two Pennsylvania cases.

Recommended for you

UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

1 hour ago

(AP)—A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Evaluating system security by analyzing spam volume

1 hour ago

The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company's spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net ...

Surveillance a part of everyday life

2 hours ago

Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of 'deleted' information were just some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies ...

European Central Bank hit by data theft

3 hours ago

(AP)—The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive ...

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

5 hours ago

(AP)—Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

17 hours ago

(AP)—Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

User comments : 0