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FOIA weakened as whistleblower weapon

Supreme Court rules that documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act cannot form the basis of False Claims Act lawsuits.

Will Osama bin Laden death photos ever appear?

Outlook for release of photos, video is uncertain in the federal courts, where precedents exist for and against release of sensitive pictures.

Can you post others’ work? It depends

Unauthorized posting of content on websites and blogs increasingly raises issue of copyright protection for authors and publishers vs. First Amendment right to use others’ work in the marketplace of ideas.

Changes, challenges likely for press freedom in coming year

Although legal precedents concerning free press are relatively settled, uncertainties that accompany the changing definition, technology and economics of news media potentially overwhelm them.

75 years ago, justices took stand for press freedom

Seventy-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously protected freedom of the press when it invalidated a Louisiana tax on larger newspapers in Grosjean v. American Press Co.

‘NYPD Blue’ buttocks fine nixed

A federal appeals court panel today vacated an FCC fine against ABC for airing an episode of “NYPD Blue” that showed a woman’s bare buttocks for less than seven seconds.
ABC and many affiliates broadcast the episode in February 2003 in which actress Charlotte Ross, playing character Connie McDowell, displayed her nude backside as she prepared [...]

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