Trump Directed Press Sec. Sanders ‘Not To Bother’ Holding Daily Briefings
President Trump declared in a tweet that he has told White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stop holding […]
White House Restores Acosta’s Press Pass, Announces New Rules in Press Room
Following a two-week long legal battle over CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's White House access that played out on the national stage, the White House has reinstated his press credentials that were suspended earlier this month. But will a new set of rules and more strain on the relationship between the president and the press have a chilling effect on press freedom?
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 […]
Ballard Spahr: First Amendment Bars Trump from Blocking Critics on Twitter, Court Rules
Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr A federal judge has ruled that the First Amendment prohibits President Donald J. Trump […]
Gene Policinski Commentary: President’s Press Credential Threat Will Be ‘Trumped’ By The First Amendment
The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on May 11, 2018, on the Newseum blog, […]
Did White House Staff Sign Away Their First Amendment Rights?
The Washington Post reports that senior White House staffers in President Trump's administration were asked to sign long-term nondisclosure agreements which would prevent them from revealing confidential information. These agreements extended beyond the normal confidentiality obligations around classified information or attorney-client privilege and included fines if they were broken.
Gene Policinski Commentary: The White House is Wrong. A Free Press Is ‘The People’
The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on March 8, 2018, in the Austin American-Statesman, and then Newseum […]
Gene Policinski Commentary: Protect Journalists With The Same Laws That Protect All Of Us
The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on the Newseum blog, and has given First […]