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Judge won't bar Newsday, TV station from running photos

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A federal judge in New York has refused to bar Newsday and a local television station from running photos of…

A federal judge in New York has refused to bar Newsday and a local television station from running photos of a local lawmaker taken while he was under arrest, the paper reports.

Lawyers for Roger Corbin, a legislator from Nassau County, sought the prior restraint against Newsday and News12 on the grounds that the photos would damage his fair trial rights; he is facing federal tax evasion charges. The paper reports U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt cited extensive case law in finding the court is "simply without authority to censor the press."