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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:08 PM

Judge Moskowitz and Mila (1 of the worst stories about child abuse and judicial misconduct ever)

Judge Moskowitz & Mila in Maine
Scott Dolan, Portland Press Herald reporter, pulled a tiger by the tail on Monday, 5 January 2015, when he challenged Judge Jeff Moskowitzís illegal gag order on a domestic violence/child custody case in Portland, Maine.

This is not the first time Judge Moskowitz has issued an illegal gag order in a case that involves domestic violence by the father against the child and mother.
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Much more:https://medium.com/@LoriHandrahan2/judge-moskowitz-mila-in-maine-
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Are_grits_groceries Mar 2016 OP
unapatriciated Mar 2016 #1
malaise Mar 2016 #2
csziggy Mar 2016 #3
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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:16 PM

1. link no so great.

can't find the article on the site.

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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:25 PM

2. K & R

Nice to see you

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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:28 PM

3. Over a year ago: Column by reporter Scott Dolan on defing the judge

Why the Portland Press Herald Defied a Court Order Barring Press Coverage
Feb 05 2015
By Scott Dolan

At first I was confused when Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz issued his order banning news reporters from reporting anything witnesses said in the criminal case against a well-known Maine attorney.

But the judge said it again when I stood in the courtroom and asked him to clarify. Did he mean to restrict the use of cameras? Or did he mean to restrict me as a staff writer for the Portland Press Herald and a member of the public?

ďIím prohibiting you, by order, from reporting any of the information presented by any witness other than the lawyers,Ē Moskowitz said to me, according to the official transcript of the Jan. 5 court hearing in a state court in Portland.

The judge added that reporters were also banned from reporting anything said by the defendant, attorney Anthony Sineni III, who was there taking a plea deal to reduce felonies to misdemeanor charges of assault and disorderly conduct.
http://nefirstamendment.org/portland-press-herald-defied-court-order-barring-press-coverage/


Dolan won a press award for his defiance:
Scott Dolan stares down a judge, walks away with victory for journalism
March 16, 2015
By Christopher Cousins

Scott Dolan, the Portland Press Herald court reporter who won the Maine Freedom of Information Coalitionís Sunshine Award Tuesday, has guts of steel.

Dolan won the prestigious award for standing and challenging a judge in open court on January 6 when the judge said reporters couldnít report on parts of a trial. Dolan wrote the story anyway and after two days of uproar, Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz apologized.

Judges arenít used to being challenged. Standing up to one in open court is, in that moment, a risk with unclear consequences (not that Iíve ever done it). Could Dolan have gone to jail? He wrote in a February 5 column for the New England First Amendment Coalition that he had a friend watch his dogs, just in case.

Scott Dolan is not only a borne-on-convictions, tough-as-nails, judge-challenging First Amendment defender. He is also, apparently, a very responsible pet owner.
http://stateandcapitol.bangordailynews.com/2015/03/16/reporter-scott-dolan-stares-down-a-judge-walks-away-with-victory-for-journalism/

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:38 PM

4. When I read an awful story like this, I am compelled to start googling the main

characters. So far, what I've found is a big ugly ball of conflicting opinions - much too convoluted for me to decipher.

The closest thing I found to an objective story was this:
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/04/25/maine_attorney_general_enters_fray_over_divorce_case_/

I really hope the child is ok...

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