Archive for first amendment

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
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 ... Read More
FOIA Lawsuit Against DC Police Moves Forward
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FOIA Lawsuit Against DC Police Moves Forward

On May 2, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion denying the DC Police department’s Motion to Dismiss and allowing ... Read More
Alliance Applauds Kentucky Passing Strong Anti-SLAPP Law
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Alliance Applauds Kentucky Passing Strong Anti-SLAPP Law

On April 20, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed the recently passed HB 222 into law. HB 222 is an anti-SLAPP law based on the Uniform ... Read More
Statement: House Judiciary Committee Holds Markup of PRESS Act
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Statement: House Judiciary Committee Holds Markup of PRESS Act

The Alliance applauds the House Judiciary Committee on the markup of the bi-partisan Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act, or the “PRESS Act,” which ... Read More
Congress Should End Restrictions to Public Records by Passing the Free PACER Bill
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Congress Should End Restrictions to Public Records by Passing the Free PACER Bill

PACER is the electronic service that provides access to court records. These records are pivotal for journalists providing accurate and quality news; they provide original, ... Read More
With State Anti-SLAPP Laws in Chaos, New Uniform Legislation Would Offer Consistent Protection for Publishers of Free Speech
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With State Anti-SLAPP Laws in Chaos, New Uniform Legislation Would Offer Consistent Protection for Publishers of Free Speech

Some seeking to punish accountability journalism and free speech will bring costly and frivolous "SLAPP" suits against publishers. State anti-SLAPP laws exist to help defendants ... Read More
Alliance Joins Letter Opposing Prohibition on Recording Police
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Alliance Joins Letter Opposing Prohibition on Recording Police

On February 18, the Alliance signed onto a letter by the National Press Photographers Association opposing Arizona HB 2319 ... Read More
Alliance Signs on to Brief asking Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights
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Alliance Signs on to Brief asking Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights

On January 25, the Alliance signed on to the Reporters Committee brief filed in the Supreme Court of the United States. In Egbert v. Boule, ... Read More
Alliance Sends Letter Supporting Anti-SLAPP Legislation
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Alliance Sends Letter Supporting Anti-SLAPP Legislation

On February 16, the News Media Alliance sent a letter to Missouri Rep. Perkins about his recent introduction of HB 2624—the Uniform Public Expression Protection ... Read More
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