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Los Angeles Times Building

Judge Issues Protective Order for LA Times Reporters in Ongoing Lawsuit Against LA County

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that journalists at the Los Angeles Times do not have to disclose the […]

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“First Amendment Auditors” Sue Boulder Police Department For Violating Their First Amendment Rights

  For an in depth examination of First Amendment Auditors and the right to film in public, click on the […]

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves court in Manhattan

Media Organizations Seek Access To Transcript of Closed Weinstein Hearing

Both the prosecution and the defense in Harvey Weinstein's case want a critical hearing set for Friday to take place behind closed doors, citing Weinstein's right to a fair trial. Now, 14 major news organizations are fighting for open access, asking a judge to keep the hearing open to the press and the public.

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Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia Lawmakers File Worrisome Legislation To Create State Journalism Ethics Board

A group of six Georgia Republican lawmakers introduced an “Ethics in Journalism Act,” a measure that would authorize a “Journalism […]

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Ben Smith, Editor-In-Chief of BuzzFeed News Discusses Free Press Issues

Ben Smith, the Editor-In-Chief of BuzzFeed News, discusses his decision to publish the Steele dossier, a controversial intelligence memo compiled […]

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First Amendment Watch Teacher Guide: Recording Video and Audio of Police Officers

To view this and other teacher guides, please fill out this form. All resources on www.FirstAmendmentWatch.org are free and permitted […]

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The Post

Harvard Historian Seeking To Unseal Documents From Probe Into Pentagon Papers Leak

A history professor and writer is asking a federal judge to unseal the records from proceedings in two Boston grand […]

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Prairie

New Ground Rules: Judge Strikes Down Wyoming Data Trespass Laws

A federal judge struck down two of Wyoming’s “ag-gag” laws that barred the collection of environmental research data on public […]

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