A judge criticized the South Florida Sun Sentinel for publishing information about Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz. The published information was confidential, but legally obtained by the Sun Sentinel.

A group of 30 media organizations came to the Sun Sentinel's side in a court brief filed last week. The court ordered the district to black out almost two-thirds of the report because it revealed information that Cruz was legally entitled to keep private.

However, Ballard Spahr Partner Chuck Tobin, who also is an attorney for the media coalition, called the order "flatly unconstitutional" adding, "[t]he order the court entered did not tell the journalists or the newspaper what they could or couldn’t publish."

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