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And hear an interview with Jana Winter after lower-court ruling against her.
Washington Post reports the legislation would have restricted government officials’ ability to talk with news reporters.
Measure sponsored by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., would provide reporters and bloggers federal protection against SLAPP suits filed to try to suppress their reporting.
Dissenting judge says majority’s analysis ‘thwarts the public interests of copyright by allowing newsworthy public figures to control their images in the press.’
Legal scholar Eugene Volokh reports on lawsuit appearing to claim that when an arrest record is expunged, newspapers should be required to remove any record of it from their archives.
Philly.com reports on ruling by 3rd Circuit that finds ‘linking to an allegedly defamatory article on the Internet does not by itself expose a publisher to charges of libel.’
Washington Post reports police chief has issued a directive ordering officers not to interfere with people taking pictures of police performing public duties.
At Judiciary Committee hearing, Republicans express outrage at news reports that they say threaten national security.
Politico reports government won’t seek testimony from two reporters alleged to have received classified info from former CIA officer about Guantanamo interrogations.
UC Berkeley police also will change procedures, undergo training as part of settlement with photographer arrested at violent protest in 2009.
Appeals court says bereaved families have a constitutional right to keep such pictures under wraps, and can sue officials who release them to the press.
Wired.com reports on content of ‘surprising’ letter sent by federal agency to Baltimore Police Department.
NBC Chicago captures Chicago police taking two journalists into custody as news crews gather at hospital to cover story of 6-year-old girl who was fatally shot.
First Amendment Center Scholar David L. Hudson Jr. writes about the controversy surrounding citizens’ recording encounters with police in this month’s ABA Journal.
9th Circuit announces it will allow later broadcast, by C-SPAN and NBC-7 in San Diego, of appeals in same-sex marriage case.