A Maine judge Monday ordered the release of the names of more than 100 men charged with hiring a prostitute but issued a temporary restraining order against the disclosure of some of the men’s addresses, causing confusion and leaving journalists unable to verify the identities of the defendants.
A federal judge in New York Wednesday blocked enforcement of a provision of a statute that would allow the U.S. government to indefinitely detain Americans who give “substantial support” to terrorists groups, finding that journalists' and others' fears of detention under the law are reasonable.
A Texas judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against a neighborhood blogger in Dallas, who was sued by a local bar owner for posting stories about customer violence and business ordinance violations.
A trial court erred when it did not weigh the First Amendment rights of a photojournalist trying to photograph a roundup of wild horses against the government’s interest in restricting her access and newsgathering rights, a federal appeals court ruled today.
Appeals court agrees with Reporters Committee brief, finding First Amendment must be weighed in any official restriction on media
The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco (9th Cir.) has ordered a trial court to reconsider its decision that a photographer’s First Amendment rights were not violated when she was prohibited from photographing the roundup of wild horses on federal land in Nevada.