Internet Battle Raises Questions About the First Amendment

Thanks to Jen Young for pointing us to This NYTimes Story on Katy Johnson and Tucker Max.

A Florida judge issued an unusual order last month. The order, entered by Judge Diana Lewis of Circuit Court in West Palm Beach, forbids Mr. Max to write about Ms. Johnson. It has First Amendment lawin First Amendment law, who say that such orders prohibiting future publication, prior restraints, are essentially unknown in American law.

Ms. Johnson’s lawsuit also highlights some shifting legal distinctions in the Internet era, between private matters and public ones and between speech and property.