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Judge allows Wikileaks Web site to re-open, dropping injunction

Judge allows Wikileaks Web site to re-open, dropping injunction

A federal judge who shuttered the renegade Web site Wikileaks.org has reversed the decision and will allow the site to re-open in the United States.
U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in mid-February issued an injunction against Wikileaks after the Zurich-based Bank Julius Baer accused the site of posting sensitive account information stolen by a disgruntled former employee.
White set off storms of protest worldwide when he ordered the disabling of the entire site rather than issuing a narrowly tailored order to remove the bank's documents.
White dropped the injunction Friday, citing constitutional concerns and questions about legal jurisdiction.