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ICYMI: First Amendment Stories That Broke Over the 2020 Holidays

A federal judge in Virginia dismissed one of Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-CA) defamation suits against The Washington Post, the Federal Aviation Agency released long-awaited drone guidelines, a British judge rejected the U.S. government's request to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and more.

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Ballard Spahr: Sixth Circuit Sides with ‘The New York Times’ in Defamation Suit

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr An article in The New York Times about controversy surrounding an Ohio State University cancer researcher was […]

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Ballard Spahr: Second Circuit Affirms That President Trump’s Blocking of Opponents on His Twitter Account Violates First Amendment

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday became the third federal […]

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Ballard Spahr: Recent Ruling Invokes Colorado Press Shield Law To Absolve Reporter From Disclosing Unpublished Information

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr A district court in Boulder, Colorado, recently applied Colorado’s Press Shield Law to a […]

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Ballard Spahr: MD and DC News Organizations Win Challenge To Online Political Ad Law

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr In a 50-page opinion and order issued today, a Maryland federal court ruled in […]

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Ballard Spahr: What Does the “New” Supreme Court Portend for Media Lawyers?

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr Much ink has been spilled over the potential ramifications of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment […]

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Ballard Spahr: New Trade Agreement Extends Immunity to Online Service Providers in Mexico and Canada

  Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr Good news for internet hosts: NAFTA’s replacement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), will […]

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Ballard Spahr: W. Virginia Court Rejects Claim Opioid Reports Defamed Pharmacist

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr A West Virginia federal court has rejected defamation claims arising from two Peabody Award-winning CBS […]

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