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Free Press

The Alliance has long advocated for First Amendment protections and for an open government, as reporters continue to serve a valuable role in providing reliable and truthful information to the public.  Lawmakers must recognize the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the fundamental right of free speech and freedom of the press.

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Alliance Supports Robust, Uniform Anti-SLAPP Law
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Alliance Supports Robust, Uniform Anti-SLAPP Law

On June 23, the Alliance joined a coalition letter supporting the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—the Uniform Law Commission’s model anti-SLAPP law ... Read More
Judiciary Moves Forward to Modernize PACER
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Judiciary Moves Forward to Modernize PACER

On March 15, the Judicial Conference of the United States convened. The Committee on Court Administration and Case Management endorsed making searches free for non-commercial users in any future, modernized system ... Read More
Florida Governor Office Considered Changing New York Times v. Sullivan Standard
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Florida Governor Office Considered Changing New York Times v. Sullivan Standard

On May 18, the Orlando Sentinel obtained documents showing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s staff worked on a proposal that would change the New York Times v. Sullivan defamation standard ... Read More
DOJ Secretly Subpoenaed Journalist
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DOJ Secretly Subpoenaed Journalist

On May 14, a FOIA request revealed that the DOJ secretly subpoenaed a Guardian journalist’s phone records as part of a leak investigation, initiated by President Trump ... Read More
Appeals Court says New York Anti-SLAPP Not Retroactive
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Appeals Court says New York Anti-SLAPP Not Retroactive

On May 19, a New York appeals court dismissed a defamation claim in Kurland v. Glassdoor. Kurland sued Glassdoor based on an anonymous bad review of Kurland’s company on Glassdoor’s website ... Read More
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Russia Introduces Legislation to Shut Down Independent Press

On May 18, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that the Russian legislature is considering a law that would allow Russian law enforcement to revoke the registration and accreditation of media outlets, with no judicial order ... Read More
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