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.


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


Closed Doors

Finding other entrances in pursuit of access


Thwarting Walker's wishes

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


Charges against reporters in Ferguson highlight continuing problems


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 reveals government overreach on Internet speech