Press Room

Press Room

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On this page you’ll find contact information, images of the FAC Logo and Executive Director Peter Scheer, and links to FAC in the news.


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Peter Scheer, Executive Director
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FAC in the News

Snowden, Go HomeHuffington PostEdward Snowden, leaker extraordinaire of classified NSA documents, is said to be seeking an extension of his political asylum in Russia, where he has resided, beyond the reach of US jurisdiction and under legal protection granted by Vladimir Putin ...and more more >>
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 2:29:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Private Member's Bills: Backbench Success Story Or Strategy?Huffington Post CanadaA recently passed private member's bill restricting offenders from coming within two kilometres of a victim's home came out of the justice committee with seven amendments. "We've ended up amending the ... Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6433980" target ...and more more >>
Thu, Jul 03, 2014 8:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Sacramento Bee The Public Eye columnInsurance News NetThe long-debated question, now on hold pending a decision by the state's high court, could have far-reaching affects on the public and the press, said Peter Scheer of the First Amendment Coalition , which with the California Newspaper Publishers ...and more more >>
Wed, Jul 02, 2014 12:47:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Councilwomen Bash Newly Proposed Public Speaker RulesVoiceofOCFirst Amendment advocate Peter Scheer had serious doubts that commenters could legally be silenced for simply repeating what earlier speakers said. “They can't shut you up unless you've either caused an actual disruption…or it's reasonable to see that ... more >>
Tue, Jul 01, 2014 3:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Is the EU's “Right To Be Forgotten” Ruling the Next Step in Internet Censorship?Business 2 Community“The EU court decision is an embarrassment,” says Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, “It reads like a bureaucracy interpreting tax regulations, not a high court balancing first principles of free speech more >>
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 7:32:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

Huffington Post

Journalists Using Snowden’s Documents Are Protected by the First Huffington Post

October 22, 2013/  Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the First Amendment Coalition. The views expressed here are his alone; they do not necessarily 

The Press Enterprise

Privacy laws often shield details of officer-involved death

Press-Enterprise-Oct 17, 2013.. rights and privacy of law enforcement, said Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, of which The Press-Enterprise …

MORENO VALLEY: Naming of councilman may have violated law …

Press-Enterprise-Sep 27, 2013

On Friday, First Amendment legal expert Fred Woocher, former special… it with a third, that could be considered a meeting, Scheer said.

National Media

 Have Tea Party Activists in Congress Made Securities Trades From …

Huffington Post-by Peter Scheer-Oct 16, 2013

Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the FirstAmendment Coalition. The opinions stated here do not necessarily reflect …

Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard-by Mark Coddington-Oct 11, 2013
… integrating ads, and Lauria on its over-reliance on ads in the first place….. a whole, and the First Amendment Coalition’s Peter Scheer argued …

Few Media Outlets Have the Power to Alter the Facts of the Stories …

Huffington Post-by Peter Scheer-Oct 7, 2013Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the First AmendmentCoalition. The views expressed here are his alone; they do …


 Media Maze Complicates Enforcement Of California Political Ad Rules

KPBS-Oct 4, 2013
Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, summarized the issue. “The problem is news advertising is not just a …

San Francisco Chronicle

 Judge’s gag order called unconstitutional

San Francisco Chronicle-Sep 30, 2013
Such a prohibition violates freedom of speech and the press, said Peter Scheer, a lawyer and executive director of the First Amendment …
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