- Associated Press - Sunday, November 9, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Reports say the judge presiding over the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial has issued an extraordinary order barring media outlets from reporting a specific story related to the case.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution( https://bit.ly/1APKifL ) reports Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter signed the order Friday that “restrained and enjoined” the media, particularly TV station Fox 5 Atlanta ( https://www.myfoxatlanta.com ) from airing “a certain news story.” The order didn’t elaborate but the AJC says the station developed the story last week.

Tom Clyde, an attorney for the paper, says he’s “optimistic” the judge would lift the order AJC called a “prior restraint” in which a judge orders the media not to publish certain information. The paper’s withholding publication of the story for now.

The station’s attorney, Cynthia Counts, declined comment.

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