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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Sorry, Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Just Isn’t Practical

Director of the Information Society Project Rebecca Crootof ’11 is quoted in a WIRED article about autonomous weapons.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


MBTA agrees to make arrests public

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz is quoted, and the MFIA clinic mentioned, in an article about access to information regarding those taken into custody by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

Amanda Shanor ’09, a fellow with the Internet Society Project and PhD candidate, is quoted in an article about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


The Original Russia Connection

Clinical Lecturer in Law John Langford ’14 is quoted in an article about Felix Sater.

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