Court upholds partial publication bans

Publication bans tend to be total (as in the Picton hog farm case) or not granted. Here is a case in which a judge upheld a partial publication ban, balancing the media’s right to know with the defendant’s right to a fair trial. Dense legalese to read through (and I’m not a lawyer, so if there is one out there, please feel free to comment.)

This was a case in which a temporary and limited restriction of the public’s right to know was necessary to prevent a real and substantial risk to the fairness of JR’s trial.

Law Times, November 23 2009

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