Friday, November 2, 2007

October 4, 2007

Absence of Restraint

Two things that we thought we knew: (1) deceased people, even heroes, have no legal right to privacy and can’t be defamed; and (2) a court can’t prevent a news organization from reporting something before the fact unless there’s a *very* urgent national security interest at stake. It turns out we may have been wrong. WHDH is trying to get to the bottom of it.

The question of whether it was indecorous to report this story, by the way, is separate and distinct from the constitutional question involved.

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