Gag Order Vacated In Controversial Arrest of Hockey Coach

Follow up to existing story from Video Captures Controversial Arrest Of Youth Hockey 

BRENTWOOD — A superior court judge has vacated a gag order in the case of a youth hockey coach facing criminal charges after a scuffle with Salem police, calling the order unconstitutional and a restriction of free speech.

Prosecutors have said the gag order was necessary to prevent the case being tried in the media.

“To the extent that the case has, and may in the future, garner statewide publicity, it is unlikely to be so pervasive as to interfere with jury selection,” Rockingham County Superior Court Judge Andy Schulman wrote in court documents acquired by the Union Leader.