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UCLA Turns Over Video of Contentious Event with Treasury Secretary After Public Records Requests Flood in

Photo credit: UCLA The University of California Los Angeles has turned over video footage of a contentious event with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in which he was interrupted by heckling student protesters. The university initially refused to publish the material after Mnuchin’s “revoked his consent” for it to be shared publicly, but the school […]

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First Amendment Attorney Duffy Carolan Elected President of FAC Board of Directors

The First Amendment Coalition is pleased to announce the election of Duffy Carolan, an esteemed First Amendment lawyer and longtime board member, as president of FAC’s Board of Directors. Carolan, a former journalist who has spent her career defending the First Amendment, is one of the country’s foremost champions of free speech and access to […]

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Victory for FAC’s Subpoena Defense Initiative 

A reporter for Berkeleyside, a daily news website in Berkeley, California, will not be required to testify in a criminal trial after FAC’s Subpoena Defense Initiative helped secure attorneys to protect the journalist’s rights under the state’s shield law. Emilie Raguso, a senior reporter at the outlet, received a subpoena last month to testify in […]

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FAC Sues Bakersfield For Open Meetings, Records Violations

The First Amendment Coalition (FAC) yesterday filed suit against the city of Bakersfield over the city council’s repeated practice of holding closed-door meetings to discuss topics that under California law must be heard in public. The lawsuit, jointly filed with Californians Aware (CalAware) in Kern County Superior Court, also demands that the city release public […]

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Trump and the First Amendment – David Snyder interviewed on WNYC’s “On the Media”

President Trump has again taken to Twitter to threaten the media, including a tweet suggesting NBC should lose its broadcasting license, resurfacing concerns about his understanding of, and respect for, the First Amendment. FAC Executive Director David Snyder discussed the real-world effects of Trump’s rhetoric with host Bob Garfield on WNYC’s “On the Media.” Click […]

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