Appeals Court Allows New York Times to Retain Project Veritas Memos

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A New York appeals court has allowed The New York Times to temporarily hold onto copies of memos written by a lawyer for conservative journalism group Project Veritas.

The court order reverses a ruling from a lower New York court last week which required The New York Times to surrender physical copies and destroy electronic copies of files Project Vertias argued are protected by attorney-client privilege.

The Washington Examiner reports:

But one other facet of the order by Justice Charles Wood of the state Supreme Court in Westchester County that remains in place prevents the New York Times from publishing the memos discussing the methods of reporting of Project Veritas, which is suing the newspaper for defamation.

“We are pleased that parts of an unconstitutional order have been stayed,” said a New York Times spokesperson.

Project Veritas “joined [the New York Times] in its very limited request to maintain the status quo to allow appellate review because the proper administration of justice is paramount to American democracy, the First Amendment and the press’s freedom under it,” Elizabeth Locke, a lawyer for the group, said Tuesday.

A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher for the New York Times, reacted to Woods’s ruling Dec. 24 by saying it “should raise alarms” for supporters of press freedom and anyone who may be worried about government overreach.

The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court has instructed Project Veritas to file its response by Jan. 14.



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Paul Quin
Paul Quin
4 months ago

Run this up the Circuit Court for Appeal

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
4 months ago

Isn’t it interesting that “The Slimes” shows absolutely NO curiosity in the crooked deals of Hunter and Senile Joe or the crooked dealings of the “Jackal of the Senate” Harry Reid?

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
4 months ago

Harry Reid was a “giant-turd” mfkr, of a demo(n)©rat…what’s there to report❓Right about now they’ll be roasting, his diseased & shrivelled-up, chestnuts, over an open-fire.😈

Disgusted
Disgusted
4 months ago

All of these Liberal Judges are setting their own selves up for Federal arrest for not doing the right thing. Liberal Judges are in cahoots with mainstreet media and all are on the side of China, not America. I cannot wait for his to happen.

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