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Attacks on the Press

Media Law Expert George Freeman Talks About the Internet, Political Polarization, and Defamation Law

The libel of laws haven't changed and Trump is not going to change them, but he has created an environment where attacking the press has become commonplace, not only by him, but by many of his followers and supporters.

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Two Free Press Groups Try To Block Attempt to Reveal Confidential Source

Two free expression groups, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and the Media Legal Defence Initiative, filed […]

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Devin Nunes Files $435 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against CNN

The California representative has filed three separate defamation lawsuits this year. In his third, Nunes claims that CNN published a “demonstrably false hit piece” about an alleged trip the congressman took to Austria to meet with an ex-Ukranian official.

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ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Hostile Treatment of Journalists At Border

The civil liberties groups brought the case on behalf of five photojournalists who traveled to Mexico last year to document migrants' efforts to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition to lengthy interrogation, some of the journalists say border officers compelled them to disclose photographs and notes they had taken as part of their reporting. 

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Wisconsin County Board Considers Prosecuting Journalists for Reporting on Water Study, then Backs Off.

A county board in southern Wisconsin decided to hold off on a resolution that would have punished journalists and county officials for how they handle information about a recent study that showed high-levels of contamination in the county’s well system. 

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Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech: Timothy Zick on The First Amendment in the Trump Era

In The First Amendment in the Trump Era, Timothy Zick catalogs and analyzes the various First Amendment conflicts that have occurred during the Trump presidency. It places these conflicts in historical context–as part of our current digitized and polarized era but also as part of a broader narrative concerning attacks on free speech and press. We must understand what is familiar in terms of the First Amendment concerns of the present era, but also what is distinctive about these concerns.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham

Federal Judge Orders White House to Restore Brian Karem’s Press Credentials

"...The present record indicates that Grisham failed to provide fair notice of the fact that a hard pass could be suspended under these circumstances," U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote in his opinion.

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First Amendment Lawyer Ted Boutrous Honored with Leadership Award from PEN America

"We need PEN America more than ever to achieve this objective and I am so honored to be part of its mission,” Boutrous said in a statement.

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