ASNE joins amicus brief relating to the 'Right to be Forgotten'
ASNE and others urge court to release HSBC's monitor reports
ASNE joins three amicus effortsSummer has proven to be a hot time for ASNE's amicus activity as we've participated as amicus in three different cases in recent weeks. Here's a recap of the cases, with a link to each of the filings.
Amicus brief against Department of Justice's refusal to release records
ASNE joins amicus briefs supporting defendants in defamation cases
ASNE has recently joined two different amicus briefs filed in support of defendants in defamation cases. Each brief was filed in a different United States Court of Appeal, and they both deal with distinct issues relating to defamation. Each one is important to our members' ability to report on matters of public concern.
ASNE joins amicus brief regarding automatic license plate readers
ASNE was one of 13 organizations that joined an amicus brief filed with the California Supreme Court in a case involving access to information collected via automatic license plate readers (ALPR) in Los Angeles County. The brief, drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, does not address the privacy and surveillance issues surrounding the use of ALPRs; it simply argues that the California Supreme Court should overturn the decision of an intermediate Court of Appeals that the law enforcement exemption to the state's Public Records Act can be used to withhold all data collected by ALPRs.
ASNE joins amicus brief arguing against mandatory 'staying' of order
ASNE joined 26 other media organizations and companies in a brief that argues for the immediate release of dash cam video of an officer-involved shooting in Gardena, California. We argue that First Amendment interest in transparency and accountability outweighs any interest in keeping videos or other records confidential.
ASNE joins brief arguing for immediate access to California court filings
ASNE joined 12 media organizations in a brief drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press that challenges a California court's policy of not making court filings publicly available for several days after their submission.
ASNE joins amicus brief in support of access to public records in NJ
ASNE joined an filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in the New Jersey Supreme Court in a case, which might affect one of the more controversial public records issues at the state level: access to police video footage.
Amicus brief regarding New Jersey open public records act
ASNE has joined an amicus brief, drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, which pushes back against a truly contorted reading of the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The brief is being filed in the New Jersey Supreme Court in support of the North Jersey Media Group.