A publication ban is a court order which prohibits the public or media from disseminating certain details of an otherwise public judicial procedure. In Canada, publication bans are most commonly issued when the safety or reputation of a victim or witness may be hindered by having their identity openly broadcast in the press. They are also commonly issued when the crime involves minors or is sexual in nature.
In countries where press freedom is the norm, an actual ban on publication is used mostly for ongoing court cases where publicity may affect the case.
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... United States case, wherein the Court ruled that the publication ban was a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech ...
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