Nassau County legislator Roger Corbin is arrested on tax evasion charges. (Photo by James Carbone / Newsday)
U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt has absolutely no clue how the news industry works. And he has no clue how the First Amendment works.
The federal judge found it “troubling” that Newsday published photos of New York legislator Roger Corbin being led away in handcuffs after he was arrested on tax evasion charges earlier this month.
Spatt believes Newsday should have used other photos taken throughout Corbin’s long legislative career.
The judge now wants to hold a hearing to determine whether Newsday and News12 should be barred from continuing to publish or broadcast these photos because he believes they may hinder Corbin’s chances for a fair trial.
Spatt, you are an idiot.
First of all, Corbin, a democrat, is not only charged with evading $226,000 in taxes, but also with lying to an agent about it.
Second of all, as stated by Newsday attorney David Schulz, “never in U.S. history has the U.S. Supreme Court or the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a judge to restrain news organizations before publication.”
“Courts do not get [into] telling the media what to publish,” Schulz said
Via The Agitator