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.

Motion hearing regarding access to transcript and interview jurors, in Atlanta

Judge Restricts Sharing of Information About Jurors in Trump’s Upcoming Trial

A Fulton County judge has ordered restrictions on sharing information about the identity of jurors in former President Donald Trump’s upcoming election interference trial in Georgia.

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Florida Bans More Books Than Any Other U.S. State, Report Says

Florida bans more books from its public school libraries and classrooms than any other state in the country, according to a new report from PEN America released on Thursday.

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Judge Blocks California Law Aiming to Protect Minors’ Activity Online

A federal judge blocked a California law on Monday that sought to require safeguards designed to protect minors online, the latest such state law barred from enforcement due to First Amendment concerns.

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Will Creeley speaks on a panel at the National First Amendment Summit in Philadelphia

Panel Discussion: Leading Experts on Campus Speech Controversies

Moderator Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, was joined on stage by Jeannie Suk Gersen, professor of law at Harvard Law School; Nadine Strossen, professor of law at New York Law School and former ACLU president; and Will Creeley, legal director at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression.

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Lyrissa Lidsky speaks on a panel at the National First Amendment Summit in Philadelphia

Panel Discussion: Leading Experts on Technology’s Impact on the First Amendment

Moderator Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, was joined on stage by Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University; Floyd Abrams, senior counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; and Lyrissa Lidsky, professor at University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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Akhil Reed Amar speaks on a panel at the National First Amendment Summit in Philadelphia

Panel Discussion: Leading Experts on the Origins of the First Amendment

Moderator Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, was joined on stage by Jacob Mchangama, founder and CEO of Justitia and research professor at Vanderbilt University; Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law and political science at Yale University; and Stephen Solomon, professor of journalism at New York University and founding editor of First Amendment Watch.

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Salman Rushdie delivers keynote address at the National First Amendment Summit in Philadelphia

Salman Rushdie Delivers Keynote Address at National First Amendment Summit

The celebrated author and free speech advocate warned of the rise of global authoritarianism in virtual remarks delivered on Wednesday.

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Disney Narrows Scope of Lawsuit Against DeSantis to Free Speech Claims

Disney narrowed the scope of its federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, focusing on First Amendment claims that the governor retaliated against the company following its public statement opposing the Parental Rights in Education bill, widely known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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