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MediaLawLetter October 2019

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MLRC

From the Executive Director’s Desk: The Judiciary and the Media Bar
Once Antagonists, Now Allies
George Freeman

10 Questions to a Media Lawyer
Jeff Portnoy

FIRST AMENDMENT

Is Assange Entitled to Full First Amendment Protection?
James Goodale

LIBEL & PRIVACY

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds “Revenge Porn” Law Against First Amendment Challenge
Court Applies Intermediate Scrutiny
Erik Bierbauer and Michael Cort

Iowa Dist.: Jury Rejects Tortious Interference Claim Against Quad City Times

Wis. Cir.: Jury Awards $450,000 to Sandy Hook Father in Defamation Case Against Conspiracy Theorist
Daniela Abratt

S.D.N.Y.: Court ‘SLAPPs’ Sheldon Adelson for Suing Political Group
Jessica Meek and Margaret Christensen

Minn.: High School Varsity Coach Not a Public Official in Minnesota
Christopher Proczko

Me. Super.: Court Rules that Undercover Game Warden is a “Public Figure”
Must Allege Specific Facts to Plead “Actual Malice”
Benjamin Piper, Sigmund Schutz and Jonathan Piper

M.D. Ga.: Georgia Women Arrested for Criminal Defamation Wins Settlement Award
Cynthia Counts and Brian Biglin

ACCESS / FOIA

N.C. App.: GateHouse Media and Fayetteville Observer Win 2-Year Battle to Unseal Files in Abuse Case
Jon Buchan

Second Circuit Cuts Back on “Express Adoption” Doctrine in FOIA Case Over Torture Memos
Alexandra Perloff-Giles

D.C. Circuit Hands Blow to President Trump
Requires Accounting Firm to Comply with House Subpoena
Karolyn Perry

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

N.D. Cal.: Court Refuses to Recognize French Copyright Judgment
Neil A.F. Popović

S.D.N.Y.: Court Dismisses Author’s Claim That TV Series Billions Copied Her Work
No Substantial Similarity Under Any Applicable Test
Jamie Raghu

INTERNET

New Digital Advertising Regulations Require Operational Changes
Gamelah Palagonia

 
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