Judge Jeffery S. White, the judge who ordered Wikileaks.org scrubbed from the Web has begun backpedaling, saying that the site can stay up, as long as it doesn’t post any documents (Amended order: pdf download).
Meanwhile, the Law Librarian Blog and Wikileak.org (a blog independent* of Wikileaks.org) have analysis of the judge’s rulings. I am amused to note that the court orders were emailed to wikileaks.org after the judge had ruled that the wikeleaks.org domain name be inactivated. This means that while the orders were sent, they weren’t received, because the courts had deactivated the defendants email.
Also of interest is the list of parties bound by the order, which must number in the hundreds:
“all of the Wikileaks Defendants’ DNS host service providers, ISP’s, domain registrars, website site developers, website operators, website host service providers, and administrative and technical domain contacts, and anyone else responsible or with access to modify the website”
UPDATE: A nice breakdown of the first amendment implications by The California First Amendment Coalition.
*Correction: an early draft stated that wikileak.org and wikileaks.org were affiliated. Wikileak.org is an independent critic of wikileaks.org.