Monday, September 13, 2021


Madison Police Step up Fight To Withhold Barbara Hamburg Murder Investigation Files From HBO’s ‘Murder on Middle Beach’ Filmmakers

Clinical Lecturer David Schulz ’78 discusses efforts by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic to gain public access to police records from a 2010 murder in Madison, Connecticut.

Thursday, August 26, 2021


MFIA Wins Important Connecticut Freedom of Information Ruling

The Media Freedom Information and Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School won the release of police records of a decade-old murder on behalf of two filmmakers — an important ruling on the scope of the public’s right to inspect law enforcement records of unsolved crimes.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021


The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

A news report describes a lawsuit filed by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic on behalf a Maine news outlet over a county’s refusal to release records about possible recording of jailhouse conversations.
 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


MFIA Clinic Advances New Project on Algorithmic Transparency

The MFIA Clinic has launched two new projects on algorithmic transparency this past semester, with the goal of developing model legislation to promote transparency around the use of algorithms by government agencies and disclosure of their potential biases. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


MFIA Team Works on Medical Transparency Amidst Pandemic

The MFIA Clinic worked through the fall 2020 semester with faculty from the Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Public Health, and other public health experts and activists to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine approval process was fully transparent and driven by science rather than political pressure. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Abrams Institute Files Amicus Brief in Access to Court Records Case

The MFIA Clinic filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last semester in Hartford Courant Company, LLC v. Carroll, a suit challenging a Connecticut statute that automatically closes criminal trials to the public if they are transferred from juvenile to adult court. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Abrams Institute Files Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Donor Disclosure Case 

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) prepared a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression this semester in a closely watched case about compelled disclosure of donors to nonprofit organizations.  

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


MFIA Clinic Represents Journalist Injured by Police at Protest

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is serving as co-counsel to a photojournalist who was blinded in one eye by police while covering a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


MFIA Files Amicus Brief in Newsgathering Case

Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) argued in an amicus brief filed last semester on behalf of 13 First Amendment scholars and practitioners in a case stemming from newsgathering at Black Lives Matter protests.

Monday, June 7, 2021


MFIA Clinic Receives $200,000 Contribution from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

For the second year, the Media Freedom & Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School has received a $200,000 contribution from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to advance the clinic’s core mission.

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