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Judge orders NY Times to return documents to Project Veritas and take down story

According to a new report from the DailyMail “Justice Charles Wood ordered the NY Times to immediately give back all copies of their documents regarding Project Veritas’s talks with lawyers.”

Per the report:In his Friday ruling, Justice Charles Wood ordered The Times to immediately give back all physical copies of their Project Veritas documents and destroy any electronic copies the newspaper has, as they were protected by attorney-client privilege.

Wood also argued that The Time’s story regarding the documents were of no ‘general interest and of value and concern to the public.’

A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of The Times, said the news outlet would seek a stay of the ruling and would appeal it on First Amendment grounds.

‘This ruling should raise alarms not just for advocates of press freedoms but for anyone concerned about the dangers of government overreach into what the public can and cannot know,’ Sulzberger said in a statement.

‘In defiance of law settled in the Pentagon Papers case, this judge has barred The Times from publishing information about a prominent and influential organization that was obtained legally in the ordinary course of reporting.’

The judge’s order came as part of a defamation lawsuit filed against The Times by Project Veritas leader James O’Keefe.

The group came under federal scrutiny in relation to the alleged theft of the diary of President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley, which the group considered publishing but never did. The group admitted to being in possession of the diary at some point but claim to have since handed it over to authorities.

Portions of the diary were published by National File, a right-wing website, which said they were provided by a frustrated employee of a media outlet that passed on them. Project Veritas denies any connection to the publication of the diary.

It has objected to a November 11 New York Times article that drew from memos from a Project Veritas lawyer, and purported to reveal how the group worked ‘gray area between investigative journalism and political spying’ using its lawyers to ‘gauge how far its deceptive reporting practices can go before running afoul of federal laws.’

O’Keefe and the group have been heavily criticized for allegedly using deceptive tactics to expose what it describes as liberal media bias.

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