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Privacy and Press Freedom Argued in Carpenter v United States

Privacy and Press Freedom Argued in Carpenter v United States

November 30, 2017: In Carpenter v United States Arguments, Supreme Justices Find Common Ground in Digital Privacy Across the ideological spectrum, Supreme Court Justices on Wednesday appeared to find common ground in that “mass searches of our digital effects would be as invasive and unreasonable as the hated general warrants that helped spark the American Revolution.” Jeffrey Rosen compiles statements made[Read More…]

December 1, 2017 Top Stories
Project Veritas Vs. Washington Post

Project Veritas Vs. Washington Post

November 27, 2017: Washington Post Says Project Veritas Sent Fake Source With Fake Information About Alabama’s Roy Moore Washington Post reporters met with Jaime T. Phillips who claimed she was abused by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore leading up to an abortion. The Post did not publish the story and confronted Phillips. Project Veritas called it an ‘imagined’ sting and claimed its[Read More…]

November 28, 2017 Top Stories
What International Journalists Have to Worry About After President’s Recent Twitter Tirade

What International Journalists Have to Worry About After President’s Recent Twitter Tirade

  November 27, 2017: The DOJ Opposes the AT&T–Time Warner merger; Trump Tweets The Atlantic asks how is the U.S. Department of Justice’s complaint against the proposed AT&T–Time Warner merger related to President Trump’s subsequent tweet against CNN International which caused much consternation on Twitter including from General Michael Hayden, a former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency. If[Read More…]

November 27, 2017 Top Stories
Judge Refuses to Enforce Prior Restraint Against EFF

Judge Refuses to Enforce Prior Restraint Against EFF

November 17, 2017: Federal Judge Says Australian Court Cannot Tell US-based EFF To Take Down Article A federal judge ruled that an order issued by an Australian court to take down an article published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation could not be enforced in the United States. EFF had published a story on June 30, 2016 that featured the Global[Read More…]

November 19, 2017 Censorship, Prior Restraints, Top Stories
Yelp Case Demos How To Out Anonymous Speakers

Yelp Case Demos How To Out Anonymous Speakers

November 16, 2017: Mixed Ruling Supports Social Platforms Standing, But Opens Door to Out Anonymous Speakers The online consumer review site, Yelp, tried to protect the anonymity of a reviewer who wrote a dismissive piece about accountancy, Montagna & Associates, Inc., for overcharging and harassment. Montagna sued for defamation and requested access to the reviewer’s name. The California Appeals Court agreed[Read More…]

November 17, 2017 Top Stories
On 20 January 2017, various demonstrations took place in Washington, D.C., to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the U.S.

Journalist Arrests Threaten Freedom of Press

November 14, 2017: Journalists Aaron Cantú and Alexei Wood Await Trail Results In Rioting Case Two of the nine journalists arrested during the inauguration day protests (of the 234 arrested in total) – Aaron Cantú, a staff reporter at The Santa Fe Reporter in New Mexico who worked as a freelancer in January, and Alexei Wood, a freelance photojournalist and videographer[Read More…]

November 15, 2017 Top Stories
Court Rules Baring Breasts Not Protected by First Amendment

Court Rules Baring Breasts Not Protected by First Amendment

November 8, 2017: Court Rules Against Topless Protestor The United States Court of Appeals for the  Seventh Circuit ruled that a Chicago ordinance did not violate the First Amendment freedom of speech or the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause  when it was used against a woman exposing her breasts in public as part of a political protest. Sonoku Tagami was[Read More…]

November 10, 2017 Top Stories
Harvey Weinstein Hired Investigators To Intimidate Journalists

Harvey Weinstein Hired Investigators To Intimidate Journalists

In an explosive New Yorker piece that hit the web Monday night, Ronan Farrow details how Harvey Weinstein used spies, lies and threats to intimidate multiple journalists from exposing the truth about his predatory behavior.

November 8, 2017 Top Stories
Countries implicated in the Paradise Papers

Leaked Paradise Papers Shed Light On Murky Offshore World

November 5, 2017: Leaked Documents Reveal How Super Rich Hide Wealth Expanding on the work uncovered by the Panama Papers, German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung obtained 13.4 million records detailing offshore networks and exposing the world’s biggest names from Trump commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to entertainer Madonna and even Queen Elizabeth. Süddeutsche Zeitung editors shared these “Paradise Papers” with the International[Read More…]

November 6, 2017 Top Stories
Jason Aldean

Country Music Association Backtracks on Reporter Ban At Awards Gala

November 3, 2017: Under Pressure, the Country Music Association Apologies For Attempting to Silence Reporters The Country Music Association first told reporters covering the annual awards event next week that questions about “the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like” were to be avoided. The penalty: a “security escort” out of the event. The Association[Read More…]

November 3, 2017 Access, Censorship, Top Stories