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Press Conference Statements Within Legislative, Fair Report Privileges

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in Dababneh v. Lopez.  This case concerns a defamation action brought by a member of the California State Assembly against a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct in a complaint to the [...]

By |2020-06-26T11:27:45-04:00June 10th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Press Conference Statements Within Legislative, Fair Report Privileges

First Amendment Right to Court Records Must Be Respected by State

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court in Jones v. Professional Background Screening Association.  The brief focuses on the First Amendment right of access to court records and whether the release of certain records should be governed by Arkansas Supreme Court Administrative Order [...]

By |2020-07-03T19:26:43-04:00June 9th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on First Amendment Right to Court Records Must Be Respected by State

Redistributors of Speech Should Be Held to Actual Malice Standard

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the Ohio Court of Appeals in Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College.  The case concerns a defamation lawsuit brought by a bakery against Oberlin College following a student protest that accused the bakery of engaging in racial profiling and discrimination.  The [...]

By |2020-06-19T17:31:31-04:00June 8th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Redistributors of Speech Should Be Held to Actual Malice Standard

New York City Officials Urged To Stop Police Targeting of Journalists

Participated with the Reporters Committee and 124 other media organizations and outlets in a letter to New York City officials urging them to take immediate, concrete steps to end the police arrests and attacks on credentialed and clearly identifiable journalists that occurred during civil protests.  The letter makes the same legal arguments as a [...]

By |2020-07-24T17:40:17-04:00June 6th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on New York City Officials Urged To Stop Police Targeting of Journalists

Public Has First Amendment Right of Access to Bail Hearings

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia Bail Fund v. Arraignment Court Magistrate Judges.  In this case, Philadelphia Bail Fund (PBF), a nonprofit organization advocating for reform of Philadelphia’s bail system, brought suit to challenge the constitutionality [...]

By |2020-06-19T17:31:08-04:00June 5th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Public Has First Amendment Right of Access to Bail Hearings

OMB’s FOIA Guidelines Should Define News Media Representative

Participated in comments (with the Reporters Committee and other media groups) filed with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget regarding proposed changes to OMB’s “Guidelines” on FOIA fees.  The proposed updates (prompted by a recent lawsuit) are limited to a small number of issues.  These comments address two issues: (1) the elimination of [...]

By |2020-07-03T20:20:16-04:00June 4th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on OMB’s FOIA Guidelines Should Define News Media Representative

Arkansas Ag-Gag Statute Is Unconstitutional, Chills Information Flow

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 Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Vaught.  In this case, plaintiffs ALDF and three other groups challenge the constitutionality of Arkansas’s ag-gag statute.  The statute creates a civil cause of action [...]

By |2020-07-03T19:17:30-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Arkansas Ag-Gag Statute Is Unconstitutional, Chills Information Flow

Minnesota Officials Urged To Stop Police Targeting of Journalists

Participated with the Reporters Committee and 113 other media organizations and outlets in a letter to Minnesota officials urging them to take immediate, concrete steps to end the police arrests and attacks on credentialed and clearly identifiable journalists that occurred during civil protests.  The letter states that the right of the press to document police [...]

By |2020-06-03T14:54:25-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Minnesota Officials Urged To Stop Police Targeting of Journalists

Video Recording of California’s Proposition 8 Trial Should Be Unsealed

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Perry v. Hollingsworth.  The case concerns access to the video recording of the 2010 Proposition 8 trial.  In April 2017, KQED moved to unseal the videotapes, but the district court [...]

By |2020-05-18T13:03:09-04:00May 13th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Video Recording of California’s Proposition 8 Trial Should Be Unsealed

Court Should Reject Consultant Corollary To Preserve Records Access

Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Husch Blackwell v. WMATA.  This case concerns the “consultant corollary” and Exemption 5 of FOIA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Public Access to Records Policy (“PARP”).  Husch Blackwell LLP [...]

By |2020-05-18T13:02:13-04:00May 12th, 2020|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Court Should Reject Consultant Corollary To Preserve Records Access
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