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Lata Nott

Lata Nott: The Biggest Threat To Democracy Might Be The Loss Of Local Newspapers

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Lata Nott, originally published this op-ed on the Newseum blog and in local newspapers […]

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Judge Netti C. Vogel

Newspaper Challenging RI Judge In Federal Court For Banning Juror Contact

The Providence Journal is moving a First Amendment complaint against a Superior Court judge to federal court for declaring a […]

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Columnist and The Dallas Morning News Argue in Libel Case that First Amendment Protects Contested Opinion Piece–and Wins

Parents of Paul Tatum, a teenager who committed suicide, sued now retired columnist Steve Blow at The Dallas Morning News for libel in regards to a piece he wrote in 2010 about their son's death. The court however decided the column was protected by the First Amendment as it was an opinion piece and therefore protected speech. "The publication of Blow's column may have run afoul of certain journalistic, ethical, and other standards. But the standards governing the law of defamation are not among them," wrote Justice Jeff Brown, a former Texas Supreme Court chief justice who handled the case in the Supreme Court.

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Can President Trump Stop “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” From Being Published?

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” went on sale on Friday.  On Monday, a lawyer for Henry Holt […]

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U.S. Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Idaho’s Ag Gag Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Idaho’s ag gag law that criminalized the making of […]

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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.

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Leaked Paradise Papers Shed Light On Murky Offshore World

Expanding on the work uncovered by the Panama Papers, German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung obtained 13.4 million records detailing offshore networks […]

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Wyoming “Ag-Gag” Law Struck Down

Many states have tried to put "ag gag" laws in place. Wyoming's is the latest to fall before the courts free speech arguments.

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