Judge in Wikileaks Case Reverses Course, Wikileaks.org is Back Online

We've just received word that the judge in the Wikileaks case, Jeffrey White, has vacated the Permanent Injunction that ordered Wikileaks' domain name registrar, Dynadot, to disable the entire Wikileaks.org domain name and remove all DNS hosting records. The judge also refused to renew the Temporary Restraining Order that enjoined Wikileaks from publishing or distributing copies of purported bank documents and tentatively denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction, indicating that he would issue an order addressing the motion in the near future.

For now, the only official record from the hearing is a one-page "Minute Order" issued by the clerk. CNET News has also just posted an update on the hearing. As we get more information, we'll update this post.

UPDATE: The judge issued an Order denying the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction against Wikileaks, dissolving the permanent injunction against Dynadot, and setting a briefing and hearing schedule for the remaining motions before the court (primarily motions to intervene and dismiss the case).

FURTHER UPDATEBanks in Wikileaks Case Back Down, Seek to Dismiss Case After Losing Fight Over Injunctions.


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