AAN News

New Times Co-Founders Win $3.75 Million Settlement for 2007 False Arrestsnew

New Times co-founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin say they will use the settlement proceeds to "help those who fight the good fight against government actors who attack the most vulnerable among us."
Phoenix New Times  |  12-20-2013  5:33 pm  |  Legal News

Judge Lifts Seal on Documents Sought by Monterey County Weeklynew

Monterey County Weekly had been seeking documents in the case of Father Edward Fitz-Henry, a Catholic priest suspended amidst allegations he molested a teenage parishioner in Salinas, Calif. and may have abused other young boys decades ago.
Monterey County Weekly  |  12-13-2013  4:18 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Joins Media Protest of White House Photo Ban

AAN was one of 38 organizations and companies that sent a letter to the White House protesting the increasing lack of access to public events and activities. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-26-2013  11:00 am  |  Legal News

Monterey County Weekly Wins Release of Records in Priest Sex-Abuse Casenew

A judge has issued a preliminary decision that Monterey County Weekly can obtain documents and deposition transcripts in the case of Father Edward Fitz-Henry, a Catholic priest suspended amidst allegations he molested a teenage parishioner in Salinas, Calif. and may have abused other young boys decades ago.
Monterey County Weekly  |  11-13-2013  7:00 pm  |  Legal News

Why the Shield Law Matters to AAN Members

S 987 is the latest proposal for a federal reporter’s shield law that would protect reporters from having to testify in court when subpoenaed and would make it harder for federal authorities to subpoena information relating to media entities’ e-mail or telephone communications. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-13-2013  5:10 pm  |  Legal News

Legal Corner: Unhappy Interns Up In Arms About Unpaid Internshipsnew

Spate of litigation, with more to come, raises questions about possible realignment of traditional relationship with interns.
CommLawBlog  |  08-26-2013  11:00 am  |  Legal News

AAN Urges U.S. Senate to Pass Federal Shield Law

U.S. Senate bill S.987 would create a reporter's privilege applicable in federal proceedings. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-29-2013  12:30 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Joins Protest Against DOJ Subpoena of Associated Press Phone Records

AAN has signed on to a Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press letter protesting the overbroad subpoena of two months of phone records of the Associated Press. (FULL STORY)
WTFDOJ  |  05-14-2013  4:38 pm  |  Legal News

AAN Opposes Beyonce Tour Photo Restrictions

AAN has signed on to a letter along with 19 other media organizations requesting that singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter remove the photography and video guidelines for her 2013 world tour. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-14-2013  3:44 pm  |  Legal News

The Battle for Public Space: AAN Fights for Journalists' Right to Take Photos and Videos

One of the biggest threats to newsgathering in recent months has been a continued attack on the right to take photos and videos in public spaces. (FULL STORY)
AAN Legal Corner  |  04-26-2013  3:35 pm  |  Legal News

Calif. Appeals Court Affirms Ruling in Favor of Santa Barbara Independent Editor

The decision affirms a 2011 ruling that Santa Barbara Independent publisher Randy Campbell sell his stake in the paper to editor-in-chief Marianne Partridge. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-19-2013  6:50 pm  |  Legal News

Navy Admits Detaining of Monterey County Weekly Photographer Was Illegalnew

U.S. Department of Defense Police overstepped the bounds of their authority in detaining and threatening to arrest a Monterey County Weekly photographer who was taking pictures of the Naval Postgraduate School's exterior.
Monterey County Weekly  |  04-15-2013  10:36 am  |  Legal News

MauiTime Publisher Sues County of Maui, Police Chief Over 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Incidentnew

MauiTime Publisher Tommy Russo has filed a lawsuit against the County of Maui, Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta and Maui Police Officer Nelson Johnson over an April 2011 incident involving Russo, Johnson and members of Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's security entourage.
MauiTime  |  04-15-2013  4:34 pm  |  Legal News

Legal Corner: Defending Free Speech Through Anti-SLAPP Laws

AAN joins amicus brief to U.S. Court of Appeals stressing the importance of Anti-SLAPP laws in protecting free speech. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-22-2013  4:25 pm  |  Legal News

Legal Corner: Don't Wait Until March to Express Madness to the NCAA

Restrictions on access to events, places and individuals have increased, as have restrictions on your ability to publish what you see and learn. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-14-2013  3:00 pm  |  Legal News