State blocked in “prior restraint” case against The Trentonian

UPDATE (5/2/17): SPJ-NJ reports that last week a NJ Appellate Court denied the NJ Attorney General’s request to reinstate a gag order against The Trentonian newspaper and reporter Isaac Avilucea. “Prior restraints on speech and publication are the most serious Continue Reading →

Nutley Planning Board seeks to block video-recording

NUTLEY, NJ — Just prior to the start of the July 1 Planning Board meeting in Nutley Township, Board attorney Barry Kozyra told Township resident Pennie Landry, who had a camera set up and running, that she couldn’t video-record the Continue Reading →

Gloucester Township Council suppressed citizen’s speech, apparently based on its content.

In this excellent blog post, John Paff describes how the Gloucester Township Council cut off a speaker from talking during public comment and then immediately closed the public comment period, which almost certainly violated that person’s First Amendment right to Continue Reading →