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  • Reporter’s Recording Guide

    The Reporter's Recording Guide provides a summary of each state's laws governing the recording of phone calls and in-person conversations and how those laws affect newsgathering. Because…
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  • Anti-SLAPP Legal Guide

    Anti-SLAPP laws provide defendants a way to quickly dismiss meritless lawsuits—known as “SLAPPs” or “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”—filed against…
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  • Reporter’s Privilege Compendium

    The Reporter's Privilege is a complete compendium of information on the reporter's privilege — the right not to be compelled to…
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  • Open Government Guide

    The Open Government Guide is a complete compendium of information on every state's open records and open meetings laws. Each state's…
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  • Open Courts Compendium

    The Open Courts Compendium is a general guide to court access issues, with specific additional information for each state and…
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