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September 2017

MediaLawLetter August 2017


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From the Executive Director’s Desk: No Rest for Media Bar in the Trump Era
Busy Summer Moves Into Busy Fall; Terrific London Conference Ahead

Ten Questions for a Media Lawyers: Charles Sims


5th Cir.: Court Resurrects Libel Suit Against New York Times Over Slavery Comment
Block v. Tanenhaus

11th Cir.: Media Coalition Argues That Georgia’s Anti-SLAPP Law Applies in Federal Court Diversity Actions
Carbone v. Cable News Network

S.D.N.Y. Bnkr.: California Anti-SLAPP Statute Is Not Applicable in Federal Court
Statute Is Substantive, But Conflicts with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
In re Gawker Media LLC

N.D.W. Va.: Libel Suit Over New York Times Editorial Survives Motion to Dismiss
The Marshall County Coal Co. et al. v. The New York Times Company

S.D.N.Y.: Fair Report Privilege Protects News Article About Public Matrimonial Hearing
Zappin v. Daily News, L.P., D/B/A The Daily News


News Media Coalition Pushes Back Against Government Monitoring of Journalists’ Drone Flights


The Road to Section 230 Destruction May Be Paved with Well-Intended Anti-Trafficking Bill
Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

E.D. Va.: Government Official’s Ban of Citizen from Her Facebook Page Violated First Amendment
Davison v. Loudoun County Bd. of Supervisors


Turkey: Conflating a Journalist’s Criticism with Terrorism

The Safety and Security of Reporters