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Privacy

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Case Involving Government Ban on Robocalls

The U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law passed in 1991 that prohibits the use of automated calls to cell phones. The plaintiffs, a group of political consultants, argue that the law and its exceptions discriminate based on the content of the caller's message.

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San Francisco Police Raid

Pending Approval, San Francisco Will Pay $369,000 To Journalist Whose House Was Raided

The San Francisco police raided Bryan Carmody's home and office in May 2019 to find information on an anonymous source. Unsealed documents later revealed that the police did not inform the judges who had approved of the search warrants that Carmody had a valid press pass.

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Are Political Robocalls Protected Under the First Amendment?

Regulating robocalls based on the content of their messaging presents a more severe threat to First Amendment freedoms than regulating their time, place, and manner," the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in a case involving Montana's robocall laws.

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Malheur Enterprise

Oregon Reporters Face Possible Criminal Investigation For Contacting Public Officials

After months reporting on a local politician’s contract work in Malheur County, journalists at a small newspaper in eastern Oregon […]

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Americans for Prosperity

Advocacy Group Sues New Jersey Officials Over New Law They Allege Violates The First Amendment

The New Jersey Attorney General and three state election enforcement officials are being sued by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), over […]

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LAPD Sergeant

South Carolina Supreme Court Overturns Order That Barred Disclosure of Police Body-Camera Footage

Breaking News Update South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Beatty vacated the order that would have prohibited lawyers from […]

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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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San Francisco Police Raid

San Francisco Police Chief Apologizes For Raid On Journalist’s Home and Office

Police raided the home and office of a San Francisco freelance videographer in connection with an investigation over a leaked police report. The freelancer, Bryan Carmody, had received the leaked report which included salacious details of the events surrounding the sudden death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi. First Amendment advocates contend that the search violates California Shield Law.

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