Press: H-Bomb Ban

A judge uses "prior restraint"

A mistake in ruling against the Progressive will seriously infringe cherished First Amendment rights. A mistake in ruling against the United States could pave the way for thermonuclear annihilation for us all.

With those words, U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Warren of Milwaukee starkly defined the conflict: freedom of the press vs. national security. Last week Warren came down firmly on the side of the Government. He issued a preliminary injunction barring publication of a 3,350-word article in the magazine describing how a hydrogen bomb works. The injunction replaced a temporary restraining order he imposed March 9.


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