DoJ Censors Blogger For Documents They Released
logger harassed by government for speaking about public documents
Oct. 18, 2013
Jon Corbett, the engineer and activist challenging the constitutionality of the TSA’s body scanners and pat downs, has received a call from the Department of Justice stating he violated a court order sealing the documents that Infowars made public yesterday, even though the court had “accidentally” published the documents on a public site.
On October 7, Corbett filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit both a redacted and an un-redacted version of his appellate’s brief, in which he laid out his case for the ineffectiveness of the scanners and grope downs by citing information obtained through the TSA’s own Administrative Record – a document only available to Corbett and his attorney through the legal process of discovery.
Although the un-redacted version of his brief was properly labeled a “sealed” document, meaning not it was not meant to be public, someone erroneously published the doc at PACER.gov.