Judicial Secrecy: Where Justice Goes to Die
Date Written: 2019-02-22
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23511
The trend of courts imposing gag orders and press bans on judicial proceedings is a hallmark of police states and a threat to freedom and justice.
Secret proceedings. Secret subpoenas. Secret juries. Secret alleged victims.
Always with excuses, some more or less convincing than others.
And all flagrantly in violation of the First Amendment's free speech clause and the Sixth Amendment's public trial clause.
Nowhere in the Constitution is there mentioned any prerogative of government to operate in secret or to forbid public comment by anyone.