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Nov 2021

Remarks of Barbara Wall Presenting MLRC’s First Amendment Leadership Award to Lee Levine

Barbara Wall

An address honoring the recently retired attorney on the final day of MLRC’s 2021 Media Law Conference in Virginia.

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Sep 2021

Remarks of Jim McLaughlin Presenting MLRC’s First Amendment Leadership Award to Kurt Wimmer

Jim McLaughlin

An address honoring the late Kurt Wimmer, longtime media attorney and former MLRC board member, at the bi-annual Media Law Conference in Virginia.

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Sep 2021

At Long Last: A Successful In-Person Virginia Conference

George Freeman

If the operative quote of the last 20 months was “You have to unmute yourself,” the most oft spoken words at the Conference were, “This is so much better than Zoom.”

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Aug 2021

Times v. Sullivan, Rosenbloom, and Justice Gorsuch: Where is SCOTUS Heading?

George Freeman

Here are a few personal thoughts on the issue – first, on the need for the continued reliance on the actual malice rule; and, second, dealing with the criticism of the public figure (as opposed to public official) categorization by a return to the Rosenbloom rule.

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Aug 2021

10 Questions to a Media Lawyer: Harry Melkonian

Harry Melkonian

The Sydney lawyer on career moves, big cases, quarantine living, and more.

Jul 2021

Going Forward with the MLRC Media Law Conference: A Behind the Scenes Look

George Freeman

During the pandemic, nothing was easy and everything was somewhat different. That was certainly true of our planning of our Media Law Conference, which will be held in-person at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va. September 29-October 1.

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Jun 2021

Ten Questions to a Media Lawyer

Judy Endejan

The Washington state attorney discusses work history, favorite cases, COVID routines and more.

Jun 2021

The Pentagon Papers 50 Years Later

George Freeman

Fifty years has not definitively resolved the impact and import of the Pentagon Papers case. Was it a monumental victory for the press? Was it a loss, since for the first time the courts imposed a prior restraint on a newspaper? Or was it an inconsequential one-off, since it hasn’t been a precedent for many…

May 2021

#TimesUp On #MeToo Defamation Suits—Defendants Need Our Help!

Natalie A Harris

For many victims inspired to come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, the relief and liberation of telling their stories is followed by a retaliatory defamation suit.

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May 2021

Things that Keep a Conference Organizer Awake at Night

Michael Norwick

Guest column from staff attorney Mike Norwick on the inner workings of the recent Legal Frontiers in Digital Media conference.

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