PPH Reporter Scott Dolan Presented With Freedom Of Information Award For Challenging Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz’s Gag Order

PPH reports” The Maine Freedom of Information Coalition praises Dolan for challenging a judge’s gag order and protecting public access to courtroom proceedings.

Dolan was covering a proceeding in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court on Jan. 6 when Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz issued an order to the media to report only the statements made by the prosecutor and defense counsel in court. Moskowitz forbid the reporting of other statements made by potential victims in the case, which involved a lawyer who was charged with domestic violence.

“The judge’s order, and Mr. Dolan’s response, garnered national press attention criticizing the order and praising Mr. Dolan for challenging Judge Moskowitz and protecting public access,” said Suzanne Goucher, coalition president.

Moskowitz eventually held a hearing to rescind his order and issued a personal apology to Dolan in court.”

Read more HERE.

Related: Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz Apologized And Acknowledged That His Order Was Not Lawful, click here.

Judge Moskowitz Finally Gets Caught By Someone Other Than FTM Running His Kangaroo Courtroom, click here.

Published in: on March 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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