Saturday, July 30, 2011

What should probably happen next with Murdock's News Corp.

Is that the prosecutors need to petition the courts, to conditionally open
all those settlement agreements containing "gag" clauses, so they can
be examined to ensure that they do not "misprison" felony or otherwise
pervert the course of justice. Many of these agreements never received
any sort of official/judicial review, but were made to keep matters
secret and away from the eyes of the police, the public and the courts.

Of course, now that illegal conduct has been ascertained, it becomes
increasingly likely that those very quick, very large settlements, that
had these secrecy/gag clauses in them, were also a way of avoiding
greater social responsibility for offenses real or imagined.

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