Monday, November 13, 2017


Spy Court Says ACLU Can Seek Data Collection Rulings

Clinical Lecturer in Law John Langford ’14 is quoted in an article about the MFIA Clinic and ACLU winning a key victory for public access to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Betsy DeVos’ Unexcused Absences

Clinical Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Clinical Fellow for the Information Society Project's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic John Langford ’14 is quoted in an article about the lack of information being made public about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ schedule.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Hijacking Information Conference to Be Held November 14

This conference was organized in response to the proliferation of vulnerabilities in software, enabling hackers to access systems and sensitive data stored within them.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Conference on Government Transparency to Be Held October 27

“Access and Accountability: A Conference for Transparency Advocates” will convene at Yale Law School on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Friday, October 20, 2017


Federal Judge Unseals New York Crime Lab’s Software for Analyzing DNA Evidence

Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Stanton First Amendment Fellow Hannah Bloch-Wehba is quoted in a report that the news organization has succeeded in its bid to unseal the source code of a tool used by the New York State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in processing DNA evidence. Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic filed the motion on behalf of the organization.

Friday, October 20, 2017


MFIA Wins Victory in Crime Lab’s Software Case

Three weeks ago, Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) filed a motion on behalf of the news organization ProPublica in the Southern District of New York. Earlier this week, Judge Valerie Caproni issued that the source code for analyzing DNA samples would be released.

Monday, October 16, 2017


New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Stanton First Amendment Fellow Hannah Bloch-Wehba is quoted in a story about privacy issues related to accessing phone records for those involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Banned in an ad, just fine in a tweet

Kate Klonick, a fellow with the Information Society Project and PhD candidate, is quoted in an article about Twitter’s advertising policies.

Monday, September 25, 2017


ProPublica Seeks Source Code for New York City’s Disputed DNA Software

ProPublica is petitioning for access to the source code for New York City’s proprietary DNA software with the assistance of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Scenes from a Disjunctive Presidency—A Commentary by Jack Balkin

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

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