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Privacy

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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Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Missouri Attorney General Changes His Mind About Exceptions to Sunshine Laws

August 21, 2019: “Very Limited Instances” When Privacy Can Be Used to Withhold Government Records, says Missouri Attorney General. On […]

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New York State Bar Association

New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference

Every year, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) convenes a panel of journalists, judges, and lawyers to discuss a […]

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