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February 2018

MLRC Bulletin 2017 Issue 3

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The Neutral Reportage Doctrine: MIA. Doesn’t Good Journalism Demand It?

By Naomi Sosner and George Freeman* Senator Charles Schumer tells you mid-interview that Senator Mitch McConnell is taking bribes in exchange for rallying certain legislation. When you call McConnell, seeking a response, he informs you that Schumer is having an affair with an underage girl. You, a seasoned political correspondent, believe neither of them. But…

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Biometric Data After 2017

By Edward Klaris & Alexia Bedat* I. Introduction A particular type of private information became the focus of increasing attention in 2017: biometric data.[1] In May, Washington became the third state to enact a biometric privacy statute (following Illinois in 2008 and Texas in 2009[2]) while seven other states have similar bills pending[3]. Across the…

“Disintermediation,” Blocking, and the First Amendment: Knight Institute Sues President Trump for Blocking Critical Twitter Followers

By Naomi Sosner* On President Barack Obama’s first full day in office, in 2009, he signed an executive order and two presidential memoranda meant to mark a new era of openness—concrete steps toward establishing the most “transparent administration in history,” a campaign promise and pointed contrast to what some saw as the excessive opacity of…

Can the Government Compel Speech to Avoid Discriminatory Behavior?

By Erin E. Rhinehart* As the famed American cartoonist, author, and humorist, James Thurber, once said, “The most dangerous food is wedding cake.” While he may not have been proselytizing about the pending United States. Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al., No. 16-111, his words hang…

MLRC Bulletin 2017 Issue 3

 Download Publication Can the Government Compel Speech to Avoid Discriminatory Behavior?By Erin E. Rhinehart “Disintermediation,” Blocking, and the First Amendment: Knight Institute Sues President Trump for Blocking Critical Twitter FollowersBy Naomi Sosner Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Biometric Data After 2017By Edward Klaris & Alexia Bedat The Neutral Reportage Doctrine: MIA. Doesn’t Good Journalism Demand…