In the Chronicle of Higher Education David Glenn reports:

A federal judge has rejected John R. Lott Jr.’s request that a gag order be placed on any and all information that emerges in the pretrial discovery process in Mr. Lott’s defamation suit against Steven D. Levitt, the best-selling University of Chicago economist.

The judge invited both parties on Thursday to propose a different protective order that would be less restrictive than the one Mr. Lott had requested.