US judge restores Wikileaks website

This could be some encouraging news for

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A US federal district court judge on Friday rescinded a controversial order that disabled, a website designed to give whistleblowers a forum for posting materials of public concern.

Judge Jeffrey White cited concerns about First Amendment rights, the effectiveness of disabling the domain name, and the court’s own jurisdiction over the case as reasons to dissolve his previous orders.

Wikileaks permits third parties to post corporate and government documents that they believe expose wrongdoing.

Earlier this month, White ordered shut down at the request of a Swiss bank and its Cayman Islands subsidiary.



5 Responses

  1. […] Update…This could be good news. […]

  2. Definitely abusing the first amendment; it almost looks as though they don’t want their altered photographs revealed. Almost.

  3. Oops. Wrong thread.

  4. Well, I’m going to blame it all on you because you had too many interesting stories.

    Yeah, that’s it. It’s THE MAN’s fault.

  5. 😀 I’ll take that blame Swamps. Thanks!

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