AAN News

SAVE Act Passes Senate, Poised to Become Law

The SAVE Act version that passed the U.S. Senate and is likely to become law pending House approval isn't nearly as bad as it could have been. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-27-2015  1:00 pm  |  Legal News

Urgent: Senate to Take Up SAVE Act Today

Contact your Senator today and ask him or her to oppose the latest version of the SAVE Act. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-22-2015  6:00 am  |  Legal News

AAN Takes on National Security Letters

AAN has joined an amicus brief drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in the case of Merrill v. Holder, a challenge to a non-disclosure agreement contained in a National Security Letter issued by the FBI to Nick Merrill. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-24-2015  10:00 am  |  Legal News

SAVE Act Updates (including "Son of SAVE Act")

A draft bill says that any website which hosts an online ad with knowledge or reckless disregard for the fact that the ad is for a commercial sex act with a minor can be fined and/or jailed for up to 10 years. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-10-2015  2:00 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Doubles Down on FOIA Reform

AAN joined 9 other organizations in submitting written testimony to be included as part of the official record of a hearing on the pending U.S. House FOIA Reform bill, HR 653. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-05-2015  11:00 am  |  Legal News

AAN Joins Effort to Overturn Gag Order in Mining Case

AAN recently joined yet another amicus brief in a case of national importance – and national interest. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-25-2015  4:30 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Continues to Fight in Court

AAN continues to join amicus briefs filed in courts around the country to protect and advance your rights. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-13-2015  2:00 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Endorses “New” FOIA Reform Legislation

AAN recently joined several media and open government organizations who have endorsed recently introduced bills designed to improve the federal Freedom of Information Act. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-11-2015  9:00 am  |  Legal News

The SAVE Act Is Back: Here's What You Need to Know

With the re-introduction of the U.S. House bill and the expected reintroduction of the Senate bill, we are already marshaling our efforts for another fight. The SAVE Act is a threat to business, the infrastructure of the internet, and free speech. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  01-29-2015  1:45 pm  |  Legal News

Internship Problems? Make Sure That a Lawsuit Isn’t One…

The days of the unpaid intern may be fading. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  01-02-2015  2:00 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Argues for Right to Engage in Visual Newsgathering on Public Lands

AAN joined a letter to the National Forest Service regarding proposed rules affecting commercial filmmaking and still photography on forest service lands. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-04-2014  6:00 pm  |  Legal News

Continuing to Push Back Against the SAVE Act

We won't stop pushing back against what we consider to be an ill-considered solution to a terrible problem. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-13-2014  1:00 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Argues for Maximum and Immediate Access to Documents Filed in Civil Courts

AAN and 25 other media organizations filed a brief arguing that a First Amendment right of access attaches to civil complaints when they are filed. The brief argued that the public has a right to know what matters are occupying space on court dockets and consuming public resources, and that complaints reveal a wealth of information about how citizens use the judicial branch. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-11-2014  11:00 am  |  Legal News

AAN Joins Letter to Attorney General and FBI Criticizing Impersonation of Journalists

The letter criticizes not only the endeavor itself but the agency's withholding of information in the face of questions about its actions. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-07-2014  1:30 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Joins Comments Regarding Proposed Department of Defense FOIA Rules

AAN was one of 13 organizations who jointly filed comments drafted by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in response to a DOD Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would affect the way requests filed by news media are processed, how quickly they are processed and how much you'd have to pay to get the records. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-06-2014  11:00 am  |  Legal News