Massachusetts' top court hears challenge to online court postings

Submitted by LDieringer on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 2:30pm

From PatriotLedger.com:

BOSTON — The far-reaching effects of the Internet on the First Amendment are under scrutiny as the state’s highest court considers the content of cases being streamed live from Quincy District Court.

The Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments Tuesday regarding National Public Radio station WBUR’s airing, on opencourt.us, of a court hearing held for a man charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution.