The News Media and The Law, Summer 2013

Summer 2013
Vol. 37, No. 3

The Administration and the news media

New media subpoena guidelines and support for a shield law signal promise


We'll soon see if the Attorney General is serious about reporters' rights


Media groups continue push for stronger protections

Whistleblowers to journalists: protect your data

Fourth Circuit deals blow to First Amendment in Risen decision

New York Times reporter must testify about confidential source in CIA espionage case

Soldier gets 35-year sentence in prison for releasing documents


A closer look at the "Bag Men" defamation lawsuit

In the claim against the controversial New York Post, false implication will be hard to prove

Experts share prepublication tips to avoid lawsuits


Military courts continue to stymie public access

Reporters struggle to obtain access to timely records related to Guantanamo, courts-martial

Transparency advocates fight for access to police dash-cam footage


"Ag-gag" efforts face setbacks in 2013

Coalition files lawsuit in Utah to invalidate ag-gag statute

An overview of "ag-gag" laws


FISA court faces legal challenges to secrecy

Civil liberties groups, technology companies file briefs asking for limited transparency from secretive court

State courts continue move toward electronic filing, docketing

Developments in Kan., Minn., N.H., and Texas highlight trend


Dear Abby, need advice on censorship

Do licensing laws trump the First Amendment?


Asked & Answered

The Reporters Committee attorneys discuss questions about recent issues in media law.

"Open & Shut"

A collection of notable quotations

Sources & Citations