Keyword: First Amendment
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Judge rules Seattle media companies must hand over unpublished protest images to police

The Seattle (Washington) Times reports that it and four other news outlets have been ordered to  comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle Police Department unpublished video and photos from a May 30 racial justice protest that turned violent. more

Nashville artists, authors, athletes speak up for First Amendment: 1 for All awareness effort

Nashville's taking center stage in a new ad campaign that focuses on the critical need nationwide for Americans to know, and practice, their First Amendment rights to free speech, a free press, peaceable assembly, religion and petitioning the government. more

First Amendment Watch releases a citizen’s guide to recording police

In response to the recent protests around the country, First Amendment Watch, a project of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has created a guide for journalists and citizens advising them of their First Amendment right to record police. The guide discusses important legal concepts, such as the right to gather information, and the right to record and share, and contains key court decisions affirming the public’s right to record police in the course of their duties. more

Government cannot govern press

Opinion column: It is the role of the press to keep an eye on government, to keep government in check and not the other way around.  It is, quite simply, unconstitutional for government to restrict the freedom of the press.  more
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