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The Alliance has long advocated for First Amendment protections and for an open and transparent government. Journalists serve a valuable role in providing reliable and truthful information to the public and provide exceptional content that meets the highest journalistic standards. Lawmakers must recognize and protect the fundamental rights of free speech and freedom of the press.

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Alliance Joins Coalition Brief Defending Group Libel Doctrine
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Alliance Joins Coalition Brief Defending Group Libel Doctrine

On November 3, the Alliance joined a brief in Florio v. Gallaudet, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asking the court to affirm the dismissal of defamation claims filed by Gallaudet University fraternity alumni against The Washington Post and Gallaudet University defendants ... Read More
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Alliance Joins Coalition Brief in Challenging Texas Drone Regulations

On November 27, the Alliance joined a brief in National Press Photographers Association v. McCraw in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, along with a coalition of news organizations in urging the Fifth Circuit to grant an en banc review of the panel’s earlier opinion which ... Read More
News/Media Alliance Joins Brief in Defense of Statutory Protections for Free Speech in D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act
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News/Media Alliance Joins Brief in Defense of Statutory Protections for Free Speech in D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act

On October 26, the Alliance joined a brief in Banks v. Hoffman, filed in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ... Read More
Free Speech Week
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Free Speech Week

October 16-22, 2023 - Free Speech Week is nonpartisan, non-ideological event to raise awareness and celebrate the importance of free speech and a free press in the United States ... Read More
Supreme Court Declines to Revisit NYT v. Sullivan, though Justice Thomas Wants to Revisit it in Future
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Supreme Court Declines to Revisit NYT v. Sullivan, though Justice Thomas Wants to Revisit it in Future

On October 10th, the Supreme Court declined to revisit the landmark First Amendment decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, which provides vital First Amendment protections to journalists and the public ... Read More
The Alliance Joins Media Coalition Urging Court to Allow Cameras at Trump’s Election Interference Trial
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The Alliance Joins Media Coalition Urging Court to Allow Cameras at Trump’s Election Interference Trial

On October 5th, the Alliance joined an application, submitted to the DC Circuit Court, requesting audiovisual access to the United States v. Donald J. Trump trial related to the January 6th events, currently scheduled for March 2024 ... Read More
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