BREAKING: Project Veritas Filed a Lawsuit Against NY Times

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A New York judge ordered the New York Times to return secret documents of a conservative group Project Veritas, a measure which the newspaper called a violation of the First Amendment.

In 2020, Project Veritas filed a lawsuit against the Times, asking the court to order the media outlet to return the memo of the group.


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Court asked New York Times to stop publishing Project Veritas’ information

Charles D. Wood, a judge of the state Supreme Court, asked the New York Times to return all the documents of Project Veritas and destroy all electronic copies of the material related to the subject matter.

However, the Times said it would seek a stay on the ruling, as it is planning to appeal the verdict.

A.G. Sulzberger, a publisher of the New York Times, asserted the verdict is a violation of freedom of speech and an example of government overreach in controlling the narrative of the general public.

Likewise, he noted the judge barred the organization from publishing information that was obtained legally. On the other hand, Elizabeth Locke, the lawyer of Project Veritas, stated the judge confirmed the behavior of the New York Times was outside the legal boundaries.

Similarly, the lawyer believed the decision would protect the attorney-client relationship and is a victory for the First Amendment.

Locke labeled the New York Times a “vehicle” to promote a partisan political agenda in the United States. According to the New York Times, the Justice Department is currently investigating Project Veritas for the alleged theft of Ashley Biden’s diary.

Project Veritas is a right-wing organization dedicated to exposing hidden bias in the leftist media by using different tactics, including secret audio recordings and putting secret cameras in places of need.

New York Times must respect the attorney-client relationship

When the New York Times published an article regarding Ashley Biden’s diary in November, the newspaper drew quoted memos of Project Veritas. According to Times, this would allow Project Veritas to use misleading journalism practices without breaking any federal law.

However, Project Veritas accused the Times of intruding on the attorney-client space, as the memo was prepared by a lawyer for Project Veritas. So, the group asserted the publication of the memos by the Times needed to be stopped.

Thus, the court’s order last month asked the Times to temporarily halt the practice to disseminate the memo; on Friday, the court reinforced this verdict again.

James O’Keeffe, the founder of Project Veritas, shamed the Times after the court verdict, noting the media outlet is so blinded by hatred, it is causing self-inflicting harm.

In the latest ruling, the court rejected the Times’ narrative, which poised that Project Veritas memes were a matter of public concern.

Ruling against this narrative, the judge stated every news outlet is of the view that anything it publishes is a matter of public concern, but this is certainly not true.

So, the judge gave the Times the authority to freely investigate Project Veritas; however, this must be done without violating attorney-client privilege.