News & Events


Below is a listing of the latest news, events, press clips, and multimedia content related to the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. 

Friday, October 20, 2017


In The Press

Federal Judge Unseals New York Crime Lab’s Software for Analyzing DNA Evidence

ProPublica

Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Stanton First Amendment Fellow Hannah Bloch-Wehba is quoted in a report that the news organization has succeeded in its bid to unseal the source code of a tool used by the New York State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in processing DNA evidence. Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic filed the motion on behalf of the organization.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


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Monday, November 13, 2017


In The Press

Spy Court Says ACLU Can Seek Data Collection Rulings

Law360

Clinical Lecturer in Law John Langford ’14 is quoted in an article about the MFIA Clinic and ACLU winning a key victory for public access to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


In The Press

Betsy DeVos’ Unexcused Absences

US News and World Report

Clinical Lecturer in Law and the Abrams Clinical Fellow for the Information Society Project's Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic John Langford ’14 is quoted in an article about the lack of information being made public about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ schedule.

Friday, October 20, 2017


In The Press

Federal Judge Unseals New York Crime Lab’s Software for Analyzing DNA Evidence

ProPublica

Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Stanton First Amendment Fellow Hannah Bloch-Wehba is quoted in a report that the news organization has succeeded in its bid to unseal the source code of a tool used by the New York State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in processing DNA evidence. Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic filed the motion on behalf of the organization.

Monday, October 16, 2017


In The Press

New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

National Public Radio/ Marketplace

Clinical Lecturer in Law, Associate Research Scholar in Law, and Stanton First Amendment Fellow Hannah Bloch-Wehba is quoted in a story about privacy issues related to accessing phone records for those involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Monday, September 25, 2017


In The Press

ProPublica Seeks Source Code for New York City’s Disputed DNA Software

ProPublica

ProPublica is petitioning for access to the source code for New York City’s proprietary DNA software with the assistance of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


In The Press

MBTA agrees to make arrests public

The Boston Globe

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz is quoted, and the MFIA clinic mentioned, in an article about access to information regarding those taken into custody by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.