Hey did you hear about that murder case on the news?
I did, but I thought the judge ordered that the case can’t be discussed in public. I’d say the press is pretty public.
You mean a gag order? The judge in this case didn’t order a gag order. A gag order is issued when a judge wants to ensure a fair trial, to facilitate efficient administration of justice, and to prevent prejudicial information from reaching the jury pool.
Also, freedom of the press is protected by the First Amendment.
Oh right! Freedom of the press is the right to report news or circulate opinion without censorship from the government.
Freedom of the press is important because it is a vibrant marketplace of ideas, a vehicle for ordinary citizens to express themselves and gain exposure to a wide range of information and opinions.