Category Archives: Gag order

“We Live in Coal Country”: A Questionable Rationale to Maintain a Broad Gag Order in Massey Mine Prosecution

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the overly broad gag order imposed by a district court judge in West Virginia in the criminal case against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship. After furious motion practice, including efforts by various media … Continue reading

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Gag Me With An . . . Order? Massey Mine Case Starts With Broad Gag Order

The federal case against former Massey CEO Donald Blankenship has taken a rather unexpected turn—a sweeping gag and sealing order that effectively prevents anyone from following the case. I was hoping to cover this case in some detail by analyzing … Continue reading

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