Fire at Bridgewater-Raynham High School Sparks Confrontation With Local Reporter

November 8, 2012

When Bridgewater-Raynham’s principal physically escorted a reporter out of the school and ordered her to delete photos taken from a public place, she sparked a confrontation that violated the reporter’s First and Fourth Amendment rights.

According to Rob Bertsche, a firm partner and co-chair of Prince Lobel’s Media Law Practice Group, “It’s very clear to me … that the government has no right to order you off of property to which the public has a right of access.” That the principal also ordered the reporter to delete the photos, “rises to an independent level of prior restraint.” Rob essentially said that this action constitutes censorship and seizure of property.

Please click here to read the entire article and all of Rob’s comments.

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