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“The First Amendment does not allow the government to erase history, including arrest histories,” Manheimer said. “No organization—whether it’s a media organization or a consumer reporting agency—should be punished for publishing accurate information about the fact that our government saw fit to place a person under arrest.

Free speech experts raise concerns about allowing suits over reporting on sealed records

Kathleen Baydala Joyner, Daily Report
February 03, 2014, 12:00 AM