Judge blocks New York Times from publishing Project Veritas documents sent to lawyer – Global News Network

By Jason Citron | News week |

A New York State judge upheld a ruling preventing The New York Times from publishing documents exchanged between conservative organization Project Veritas and its lawyer, accepting argument that the leading newspaper violated professional secrecy of the lawyer.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Charles D. Wood in Westchester County released the ruling on Thursday, releasing it on Friday. Wood, who was elected to his post, ordered the New York Times to stop releasing confidential documents between Project Veritas and its lawyer, while also demanding that the publication destroy the digital copies and turn over all physical copies to the Conservative group. .

Free speech advocates and the famous New York newspaper denounced the decision, with the publication vowing to appeal.

“This move should alert not only press freedom advocates, but anyone concerned about the dangers of overstretching the government about what the public may and may not know,” the publisher said. of the New York Times, AG Sulzberger, in a statement sent to Newsweek.

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