Cameron Slater has spent a lifetime on his blog denouncing suppression orders, and he’s right. Powerful people, usually men, hiding their alleged criminal shame from public scrutiny seems to fly in the face of justice.
There are legitimate reasons for suppression orders, but they seem to be focused on protecting reputations of well connected people rather than uphold the premise that you are innocent until conviction.
There aren’t many times I agree with Slater, but when it comes to using suppression orders to hide your identity from the public, I support Cam in his criticism.
The only thing worse than using your power to hide your identity would be hypocrisy.