Prior Restraint

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A final court ruling has been issued in the prior restraint case involving the Connecticut Law Tribune.

We’ve been following this case for several months. It involved a ruling by a Superior Court judge meant to bar the Law Tribune from reporting certain details of a child custody case involving the Department of Children and Families.

The state Supreme Court has refused to take up the matter, because the lower court judge vacated his controversial order. It means the Law Tribune can go ahead and publish its story with all the details disclosed in open court.

When the lower court judge ruled last year, it sparked an immediate response from news organizations across the state, who joined in a friend of the court brief that claimed the ruling was unconstitutional.