Supreme Court Should Hear Case on Right To Document Police Activity

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to grant certiorari in Frasier v. Evans.  In March 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the right to record police officers in public in the performance of [...]

By |2021-08-13T20:18:59-04:00August 13th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Supreme Court Should Hear Case on Right To Document Police Activity

State Internal-Affairs Records Should Be Available Under N.J. Common Law

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the New Jersey Supreme Court in Rivera v. Union County Prosecutor’s Office.  This case concerns whether internal affairs records are disclosable under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) or the common law.  The specific records sought relate to an [...]

By |2021-08-13T21:16:53-04:00July 29th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on State Internal-Affairs Records Should Be Available Under N.J. Common Law

Narrow Interpretation of Computer Fraud Law Would Have Chilling Effect

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corporation.  The brief addresses whether “scraping” a public website for data violates the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  The panel in this case previously [...]

By |2021-08-13T20:15:49-04:00July 16th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Narrow Interpretation of Computer Fraud Law Would Have Chilling Effect

Mass Arrest of Protesters Needs to Accommodate Journalists in Crowd

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Faulk v. City of St. Louis.  The case arises from a 2018 lawsuit that former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Michael Faulk filed against the City of St. Louis after he was [...]

By |2021-07-05T22:50:45-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Mass Arrest of Protesters Needs to Accommodate Journalists in Crowd

Puerto Rican Board Cannot Preempt Public Access to Government Records

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in CPI v. FOMB.  This lawsuit was brought by the Puerto Rico-based journalism nonprofit Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (“CPI”) against Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board (“Board”).  At issue is whether [...]

By |2021-07-12T20:51:20-04:00June 25th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Puerto Rican Board Cannot Preempt Public Access to Government Records

Maine Seeks Input on Interpretation and Application of Anti-SLAPP Statute

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Thurlow v. Nelson.  This brief responds to the Court’s invitation to file amicus briefs regarding the interpretation and application of Maine’s anti-SLAPP statute.  The Plaintiff in the underlying case argues that Maine’s anti-SLAPP statute violates [...]

By |2021-07-12T20:49:49-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Maine Seeks Input on Interpretation and Application of Anti-SLAPP Statute

Definition of Public Figure at Issue in Defamation Lawsuit

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the New York Appellate Division, First Department, in Gottwald v. Sebert (Dr. Luke v. Kesha) in support of Kesha’s motion for leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals.  Music producer Dr. Luke filed a defamation lawsuit against artist Kesha over several statements regarding Kesha’s [...]

By |2021-07-12T20:46:06-04:00June 17th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Definition of Public Figure at Issue in Defamation Lawsuit

Right of Access Needed in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in American Civil Liberties Union v. United States.  The brief supports a petition for a writ of certiorari in this case.  This case concerns the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [...]

By |2021-06-07T21:45:47-04:00May 27th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Right of Access Needed in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts

Justice Dept. Urged To Consider Press Treatment in Police Inquiries

Participated with the Reporters Committee and 90 other media organizations and outlets in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, in response to news that the Department of Justice has launched investigations of the Minneapolis and Louisville Metro police departments.  The letter urges the Justice Dept. to make the treatment of the press [...]

By |2021-06-07T21:43:43-04:00April 29th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Justice Dept. Urged To Consider Press Treatment in Police Inquiries

Litigants Should Assume Liability for Seeking Frivolous Prior Restraint

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the New Mexico Court of Appeals in The New Mexican v. Public Service Company of New Mexico & BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Inc.  This case concerns an attempt by utility companies to impose a prior restraint on The New Mexican [...]

By |2021-06-09T12:04:21-04:00April 26th, 2021|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Litigants Should Assume Liability for Seeking Frivolous Prior Restraint
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