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Rhode Island Federal Court Considering a Blanket Gag Rule

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· Story link The federal court in Rhode Island is considering a blanket gag order for anyone involved in pending…

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The federal court in Rhode Island is considering a blanket gag order for anyone involved in pending court cases as part of a broad revision of its rules of procedure. A host of media and non-profit freedom of information groups have filed protests against the proposed change, saying “a general presumption of openness and free and full disclosure of information should be the rule.” (8/15/05)