“Right to be forgotten” making its way into American courts?

New Jersey court orders Google to take down newsworthy photo Chicago Tribune had run of plaintiff [Eugene Volokh; note that plaintiff subsequently voluntarily dropped the case] And courts can’t order private media outlets to expunge truthful coverage of charges against someone, can they? [Volokh on Houston judge’s order against website of broadcaster KTRK]


  • I remember the case but forget who the plaintiff was; so maybe there’s nothing to worry about anyway. I’d like to start a companion list of people who are truly deserving of being forgotten.

  • Why wouldn’t the judges’ decisions in the cited cases be worthy of a Section 230 legal smack down?