The News Media and The Law, Summer 2015

Summer 2015
Vol. 39, No. 3

Recovering fees in FOIA cases

A D.C. Circuit opinion expands the class of requesters who can recover fees for suing for access to records.

 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Shall I compare thee to a newspaper?

DC Circuit provides expansive view of who qualifies as news media in the digital age and when they deserve fee waivers under FOIA

Obtaining government officials' business email should be easier

 EDITORIAL

Closed Doors

Finding other entrances in pursuit of access

 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Thwarting Walker's wishes

Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to gut Wisconsin's open-records law fails

 NEWSGATHERING

Charges against reporters in Ferguson highlight continuing problems

 REPORTER'S PRIVILEGE

Taking the Fifth to protect a source

Court upholds a reporter's Fifth Amendment right when a criminal act is alleged

Unreasonable restriction

A gag order imposed on Reason.com reveals government overreach on Internet speech