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RCFP attorneys sue Justice Department for records on Trump administration’s handling of news media guidelines

Attorneys for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are suing the U.S. Justice Department to obtain records on the Trump administration’s approach to longstanding guidelines for seizing journalists’ records. The lawsuit, filed on May 11 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comes just days after the Washington Post reported that three of […]

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Reporters Committee: Justice Department’s probes into Minneapolis, Louisville police must investigate treatment of press

April 29, 2021 – The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 91 media organizations are urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate law enforcement’s treatment of the press as part of the Justice Department’s civil rights probes into the local police departments in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Louisville, Kentucky. In an April 29 letter […]

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Reporters Committee statement on executive order targeting social media companies

May 28, 2020 – On May 28, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at giving the government a freer hand in regulating content online. The order focuses on legal and constitutional guardrails that most often apply to online platforms that host content created by third parties, but the executive order as a whole could […]

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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press asks court to authorize release of grand jury materials included in Mueller report

April 2, 2019 – This morning the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a request in the federal district court for the District of Columbia for an order that would authorize the public release of grand jury material that is “cited, quoted, or referenced” in the report submitted to Attorney General William Barr […]

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Reporters Committee suing Justice Dept., FBI for records of documentary filmmaker impersonations

Aug. 21, 2017 – On Monday, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the agency failed to act on a Freedom of Information request for records about the FBI’s impersonation of documentary filmmakers. The complaint stems from a request […]

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Fourth Amendment protects against warrantless seizure of cellphone location records, amicus brief argues

Aug. 14, 2017 – Today the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 19 other media organizations submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Carpenter v. United States. The coalition brief urges the Supreme Court to reverse a decision by the U.S. […]