Saturday, September 10, 2005

CNN wins court order on media ban

CNN has quickly won a preliminary victory in their lawsuit against the Homeland Security Department's attempt to prohibit media coverage of the recovery effort: Judge supports CNN request to cover Katrina's toll .
U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison issued a temporary restraining order against a "zero access" policy announced earlier Friday by Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who is overseeing the federal relief effort in the city, and Terry Ebbert, the city's homeland security director.
A further hearing is scheduled for Saturday morning...