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President Trump Files Third Defamation Lawsuit, Targets CNN

“These suits will likely fail in court but in the meantime they’ll gratify Trump’s base, distract the press and public, and deter speech and journalism that are vital to our democracy. That's presumably the point," Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University Jameel Jaffer said on Twitter.

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CNN Settles Defamation Suit With Family of Covington Catholic Teen

The family of Nicholas Sandman sued CNN back in March 2019 for $275 million over their reporting of a viral encounter between the Covington teen and an indigenous activist. Among other things, the lawsuit claimed CNN targeted Sandmann because he was a supporter of President Donald Trump.

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Nicholas Sandmann v. Washington Post

The family of Nicholas Sandmann sued The Post for its reporting on the viral encounter between their son and a Native American activist. A federal judge, after originally dismissing the suit in July, has issued an order to partially reinstate the case.

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Jeff Bezos

“Extortion And Blackmail”: Bezos Makes Accusations Against National Enquirer Public

Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos is accusing American Media, Inc. of blackmail and extortion in a blog post that included a series […]

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National Parks Service Proposal Would Compel Fees For DC Protests

The ACLU of D.C. submitted a formal written comment expressing opposition to the National Park Service’s proposed regulation changes to […]

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Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski Commentary: Two Wrongs Do Not Make A ‘Right’ — But They Can Misuse One

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on the Newseum blog, and has given First […]

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Presidential Calls For Reporter Firings Chill Press Freedom

In a statement responding to President Trump’s tweet calling for the firing of the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, PEN American Director Suzanne […]

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Prior Restraint: Strong Protection Against Government Censorship

Prior restraints go at least as far back as 16th century England, when invention of the printing press made it […]

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