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Prior Restraints

The United States Supreme Court repeatedly has recognized that government censorship in the form of prior restraints against the media constitutes "the most serious and the least tolerable infringement on First Amendment rights." Nebraska Press Ass’n v. Stuart, 427 U.S. 539, 559 (1976). Yet despite this admonition, private litigants, government agencies and even judges sometimes try to impose unconstitutional restraints on the press.

Our lawyers have extensive experience fighting off these unconstitutional restrictions, often on an emergency basis. Under these circumstances, there is no time for someone to “learn” the law; the advocate must be knowledgeable about the law, and able to produce high-quality legal briefs literally overnight. Time and time again, our media litigators have proven themselves to be up to the task.