Media Coverage

Appeals Court Rules Against Judge Who Blocked Media From Using Prosecutor's Name

January 23, 2018

AZ Central interviewed David Bodney of Ballard Spahr’s Media and Entertainment Group for an article about a decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals that a Maricopa County Superior Court judge should not have barred the media from naming a prosecutor in its coverage of a high-profile murder case.

Mr. Bodney represented The Arizona Republic, joined by the Associated Press, 12 News and Channels 3 and 5, in the special action. “The Court of Appeals’ ruling underscores one of our bedrock protections under the Constitution—the right not to be censored by the government when reporting on public proceedings,” said Mr. Bodney.

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