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Jake Wunsch

Former Fourth Circuit Judge discusses the House Select Committee hearings, the constitutional issues surrounding efforts to prosecute Trump for speech related crimes or other malfeasance, and the state of our democracy.

Dec 2022

Judge Michael Luttig on his January 6th Hearing Testimony

Former Fourth Circuit Judge discusses the House Select Committee hearings, the constitutional issues surrounding efforts to prosecute Trump for speech related crimes or other malfeasance, and the state of our democracy.

Dec 2022

Introduction

In 2022, MLRC continued a series of virtual conversations with lawyers, academics, and journalists. Experts in their fields, they each sat for hour long in-depth conversations. 

Nov 2022

MLRC Annual Dinner 2022 Celebrates Families in Law and Media

Three families – the Abrams, Glassers and Ibarguens – discussed how law and journalism runs deep through their generations.

Nov 2022

Ten Questions to a Media Lawyer

New Zealand lawyer on his start in the business, memorable cases, Auckland must sees and more.

Nov 2022

Federal Judge Quashes Subpoena to Editors of The Detroit News in High Profile Litigation Regarding Flint Water Crisis

Judge Levy found that the subpoenas unduly burdened Miles and Clarey as members of the media. She also found that the requesting parties had failed to establish a clear link between the requested information and the allegations at issue in the litigation. 

Nov 2022

Wyoming Federal Court Applies Rogers Test and “Genuine Artistic Motive” Test

The case highlights the fact that a national standard as to when First Amendment interests take precedence over trademark infringement and unfair competition claims does not yet exist.

Nov 2022

DCS Annual Meeting 2022

Reports on last year's accomplishments and upcoming plans of MLRC's Defense Counsel Section Committees.

Nov 2022

Fourth Circuit Hears First Amendment Challenge to North Carolina Election Libel Law

Appellants argue that the North Carolina statute violates the First Amendment because it is a content-based restriction that criminalizes core political speech.

Nov 2022

MLRC 2022 Annual Meeting

Recap of MLRC's annual meeting, held November 9 in New York City.

Nov 2022

Fourth Circuit Pokes New Holes in Section 230 and Re-opens Old Questions

The opinion reaches a result that many might consider unremarkable. However, it turns on reading new limitations into the scope of Section 230’s protection that are deeply concerning.