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Prior Restraint

Iowa Judge Who Told Des Moines Register to Stop Story Publication Reverses His Own Order

Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins reversed his prior restraint order, allowing the Des Moines Register to publish its piece about lawyer Jaysen McCleary. The Des Moines Register quotes McCleary […]

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Judge Refuses to Enforce Prior Restraint Against EFF

November 17, 2017: Federal Judge Says Australian Court Cannot Tell US-based EFF To Take Down Article A federal judge ruled that an order issued by an Australian court to take […]

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Gene Policinski Commentary – To Trump On NBC ‘License’ Tweet: NO!

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on the Newseum blog, and have given First Amendment Watch permission to reprint. There’s only one appropriate, spirit-of-freedom […]

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Criticism Escalates Over President Trump’s Threats To Revoke Network Licenses

In a rebuke to President Trump’s threats to revoke broadcast licenses, FCC Chair Ajit Pai said at telecom law event, “The FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment, […]

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CDC Joins Other Administration Agencies in Restricting Reporters

Though the White House has denied "media gags" at agencies from the EPA to the National Park Service, the chill continues to be felt by reporters covering the current Administration. The latest: higher ups at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appear to have reduced reporter access according to a recently released email obtained by Axios.

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Top Climate Policy Official Says Trump Administration Targeted Him

After the Obama administration waged a war against whistleblowers and leakers, how will the Trump administration deal with similar challenges? At the Department of Veterans Affairs, Trump signed a whistleblower protection act. But upheaval at the Interior Department may lead the administration on a different path.

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