Friday, January 20, 2023

Section 230’s Co-Authors Describe its Limits in Tech Project SCOTUS Filing

Students helped to draft an amicus brief filed on behalf of two legislators who drafted Section 230, a law that generally provides immunity to internet platforms against claims based on third-party content appearing on their sites.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

MFIA Fights for Trump’s Visitor Records and the Future of FOIA

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is petitioning the Supreme Court to force release of Secret Service records identifying visitors to former President Donald Trump before he took office. By allowing the records to be withheld on confidentially grounds, a lower court threatens the future of the Freedom of Information Act, the clinic argues.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

MFIA Alum Spotlight: Meenakshi Krishnan ’18

Former MFIA student Meenakshi Krishnan ’18 talks about her experience at the clinic and her career since graduating.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

MFIA Clinic Fights for Release of Parole Algorithm Information

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is suing to release basic information about an algorithm integral to New York State’s criminal justice system.

Friday, November 4, 2022

MFIA Fights Texas Law that Limits Free Expression Online

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down a Texas law that punishes the repeated sending of electronic communications with the intent to harass or alarm— a law the clinic argues is overbroad.

Monday, October 31, 2022

Conference Hosts Conversations on Threats to Transparency and the Media

The Access and Accountability Conference (AAC) returned for its sixth edition this year and gathered legal scholars, practitioners and journalists to discuss protecting newsgatherers, promoting transparency, and enabling government accountability

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

MFIA Welcomes 2022-23 Clinical Fellows

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School welcomes two new clinical fellows: Rachel Davidson and Kelsey Eberly.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

MFIA Case Against State Department FOIA Violations Moves Forward

In a case brought by the Media Freedom and Information Access clinic, a court denied a motion to dismiss a claim that the State Department's delayed responses to Freedom of Information Act requests form a pattern.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Law Clinics Win Battle Over 2016 FOIA Amendment's Meaning

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law and Senior Research Scholar in Law David A. Schulz ’78 discusses a case brought by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic in which a court ruled that the FDA cannot withhold commercial information from the public soley because a company considers it confidential.