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Case Disclosed is a blog written by students, supervising attorneys, directors, alumni, and friends of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic.

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Germany’s NetzDG and the Threat to Online Free Speech

October 10, 2017
By Diana Lee

Who are the arbiters of free speech? As voices clamor to be heard online, the answer is, increasingly, the giants of social media.

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“Much Ado About Nothing:” NYC Withholds Information on Empty Internet Piping

April 12, 2017
By David Hoffman

If you ever want to ruin a party in NYC (and/or potentially start a riot), just say the names Time Warner, RCN, Verizon, etc. and watch the anger snowball.

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FBI’s Secret Gag Orders Challenged Before the Ninth Circuit

April 12, 2017
By Delbert Tran

Not only does the Government have the power to issue secret subpoenas demanding your personal information from private companies—it has the power to prohibit those companies from speaking about what has taken place.

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The Exemption 7 Escape from Government Disclosure of Sensitive, Non-classified Information

April 12, 2017
By John Brinkerhoff

One of FOIA’s strongest exemptions is, unsurprisingly, for classified information.

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