Monday, November 15, 2004

Asked and Answered

Galley Friend (and high-powered Washington lawyer) K.T. weighs in on the question of state-sponsored gag orders. K.T. reports that government injunctions against free speech are frequently part of criminal plea agreements and that this arrangement most commonly is used to prevent criminals from profiting by talking about their crimes. K.T. also insists that there is nothing novel in this and that the government frequently limits speech as a matter of course.

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