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Friday, March 20, 2009

Judge Orders British Newspaper Not To Publish Leaked Documents; Docs Already Publicly Available

The Guardian reports that a judge has upheld a request from Barclays' bank to prohibit the paper from publishing tax documents relevant to a current Barclays' lawsuit, even though the documents are available elsewhere. The Guardian obtained the documents from a member of Parliament. In order to comply with the order, the paper has deleted a number of posts from its website.

Here's a link to a list of the documents, and what they contain. Here's discussion of the judge's order.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2009/03/judge-orders-british-newspaper-not-to-publish-leaked-documents-docs-already-publicly-available.html

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