Monday, April 21, 2014

Google fights gag order - Houston Chronicle

Google fights gag order - Houston Chronicle: "The gag order, signed by visiting San Antonio Judge Richard Price in February 2013, forces Google and other search engines to wipe out all record of the allegations from the Internet. It also compels the search engine to find third parties who posted the information to get it back and destroy it. The order also prohibited Google and parties to the suit from talking about the allegations after the order was signed. Because Google was added, it likely violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the freedom of speech.

Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor at South Texas College of Law, described the order and similar ones cropping up around the country as "blatantly unconstitutional."

"You get these kinds of cases all the time, where a lawyer gives a judge an order and throws in, 'and Google too,'" Blackman said. "They have no authority to tell Google to delete this from the Internet.""

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