A Landmark Victory For The Media

Freedom to publish is firmly upheld by an appeals court

There was nothing ambiguous about this ruling. On Mar. 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sharply rebuked U.S. District Court Judge John Feikens for barring BUSINESS WEEK last September from publishing a story based on sealed documents from a suit between Procter & Gamble Co. and Bankers Trust Co. It also criticized his decision to hold a hearing to discover how BUSINESS WEEK had obtained the documents.

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