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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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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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Knight Institute Urges Facebook To Change Policy To Create “Safe Harbor” For Journalists And Researchers

In a letter sent to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, The Knight First Amendment Institute¬†called on the platform to amend its […]

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Florida School Board Wants To Hold Newspaper In Contempt For Publishing Parkland Shooter’s Records

A Broward County judge lambasted the Sun Sentinel for publishing disclosed information contained in a redacted report that the paper […]

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BuzzFeed News Demands Access To Texas Detention Facility On First Amendment Grounds

BuzzFeed News sent a letter sent to the Chief Counsel of U.S. Customs and Border Protection requesting access to a […]

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

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

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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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