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Case Disclosed

Back to Basics: Why Partisan Gerrymandering Violates the First Amendment

March 12, 2019
By Simon Brewer

MFIA filed an amicus brief opposing partisan gerrymandering on behalf of the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School.

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Trump and the Toothless Presidential Records Act

March 11, 2019
By Sara Worth '21

An ethics watchdog group is challenging the use of encrypted messaging apps by senior White House officials.

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The Unreasonableness of "Reasonable" Prepublication Review, Part 1

February 11, 2019
By Katrin Marquez '20

In 1931, the landmark decision Near v. Minnesota established that, as a general matter, prior restraints—“government action[s] that prohibit[] speech or other expression before the speech happens”—are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. As with most First Amendment jurisprudence, the decision recognized that there could be exceptional circumstances in which prior restraints may be allowable, notably in the context of national security.

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