Editorial: Gag Order Limits Speech and Justice

A Tennessean editorial today is critical of the gag order imposed in the sexual assault case against former Vanderbilt University football players, arguing that it limits the right to free speech as entitled by the First Amendment. The editorial disagrees with an opinion piece the newspaper published earlier this week by District Attorney Torry Johnson and attorney David Raybin,  who wrote that the gag order is necessary in this case to protect the defendants’ right to a fair trial.