Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MFIA Clinic, ACLU Sue LAPD Over Access to Public Documents

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic filed a lawsuit on April 25, 2017 against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) alleging flagrant violations of the California Public Records Act (CPRA).

Monday, April 24, 2017

Free speech advocates oppose Idaho’s ag-gag law

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression is among a number of groups who have signed amicus briefs in support of a challenge to the “ag-gag” laws in Idaho.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tim Wu Discussed Book on Attention

On Tuesday, April 18, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy welcomed Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School for a discussion of his book, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We Robot Conference Discusses Intersection of Tech and Law

On March 31 and April 1, Yale Law School hosted the the sixth annual robotics law and policy conference—WeRobot 2017.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Legal scholar speaks about why free speech matters

In Europe, Donald Trump could have been arrested for some of the comments he made about Muslims and Mexicans while campaigning for president, legal scholar Floyd Abrams LAW ’59 pointed out during a campus visit on April 5.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Laura DeNardis Speaks on Internet Governance

Dr. Laura DeNardis, Professor at the American University School of Communications, spoke on “Rethinking Internet Freedom in the Age of Cyber Control.”

Monday, March 27, 2017

MFIA Clinic Seeks to Unseal Records Relating to Former Trump Associate Felix H. Sater

On March 22, 2017, the Yale Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) on behalf of Forbes Media LLC (Forbes) and Forbes magazine’s Contributing Editor of Investigations Richard Behar, filed a motion in the Second Circuit to unseal records in a matter related to the criminal prosecution of Felix H. Sater.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Floyd Abrams ’59 Writes New Book on First Amendment

In The Soul of the First Amendment (Yale University Press; publication date April 25, 2017), Floyd Abrams '59 examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

President Trump vs. The Press

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and co-director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic David Schulz ’78 took part in a discussion about Donald Trump and the media.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

We Are This Close to a Constitutional Crisis

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin is quoted in an article about the possibility of a constitutional crisis.