Prior restraint in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Prior restraint

government action that prohibits speech or another expression before the speech happens

Examples of Prior restraint in a sentence

The Constitution frowns on prior restraint and allows people to criticize the government without being punished for it.  🔊

Because he was afraid the publicity of the case, the judge used prior restraint to limit what could be discussed outside of the courtroom strictly.  🔊

Touting prior restraint, the government sealed the documents surrounding the UFO sightings and refused to let agents discuss what they saw.  🔊

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