Susanna Granieri
Researcher and Reporter

Susanna Granieri is a recent graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her past internships include writing for the Legislative Gazette, an Albany-based newspaper focused on legislation, policy and politics; and working as an Immersion Fellow at the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, where she investigated the use of faulty forensic science in death penalty convictions in Mississippi and nationally.

Kuwait announced that ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah had died after treatment at Mayo Clinic

Professor Sues Mayo Clinic For Alleged Retaliation For Media Interviews

Mayo is a private college, but the lawsuit argues that the professor's punishment is in direct conflict with Mayo’s free speech and academic freedom policy.

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NewsNation journalist Evan Lambert arrested

Journalist Sues Ohio City Over Arrest During Live Television Broadcast

Evan Lambert, a Washington, D.C.- based correspondent for the television network NewsNation, claimed the arrest violated his First Amendment rights.

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Dispute Over ‘Trump Too Small’ Trademark for T-Shirts Reaches Supreme Court

The court will weigh the First Amendment right to free speech against federal trademark law, and experts are wary that speech could ultimately be chilled.

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The social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Supreme Court Considers Whether Public Officials Can Block Critics on Social Media

The two cases are the first of several controversies appearing before the high court in the coming months about free speech protections online.

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a news conference in New York

New York AG Spars With FIRE Over Social Media Moderation of ‘Hateful Content’

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, a free speech advocacy group, opened a new front in its ongoing legal battle over New York's attempts to regulate online speech.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Seeking Reconsideration of Defamation Protections

The Supreme Court declined to hear a case requesting the reconsideration of the “actual malice” standard as applied to public officials in media defamation cases.

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House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on oversight of Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington

Press Freedom Advocates Urge DOJ to Explain Raid on Journalist Tim Burke

Press freedom advocates sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for “greater transparency” from the DOJ regarding its raid of journalist Tim Burke’s home.

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Texas Drag Ban Declared Unconstitutional, Permanently Enjoined by Federal Judge

A federal judge in Texas permanently enjoined the state’s law restricting public drag performances on Tuesday, declaring it an unconstitutional infringement on freedom of expression.

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