Media & Communications Law

1458 ABA Journal Media & Communications Law articles.

New York Times defamed me with clickbait headline, Harvard Law prof alleges in lawsuit
Lawrence Lessig, a professor at Harvard Law School, has filed a lawsuit that says the New York Times defamed him with a sensationalized clickbait headline that read: “A Harvard Professor Doubles Down: If You Take Epstein’s Money, Do It in Secret.”
Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs

New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take new refugees under a federal…

The 2020 election: 4 threats to anticipate

Several experts shared with the ABA Journal some potential threats from malicious foreign actors and how to counter them ahead of and during the 2020 presidential election.

Top 7 legal tech stories from the Journal in 2019
Between facial recognition, Facebook and state privacy laws, it was a busy year for law and technology. The ABA Journal takes a look back at 2019's biggest legal tech stories.
Mike Huckabee files bar complaint against lawyer for Twitter ridicule, including ‘beach thief’ nickname
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has filed a bar complaint against a Florida lawyer for suggesting in a tweet that his nickname should be “beach thief” and otherwise ridiculing him on Twitter.
Afternoon Briefs: Missing ex-lawyer is arrested at thrift store; DC considers banning gay-panic defense

Disbarred lawyer-on-the-lam is arrested at thrift store

A disbarred lawyer who is accused of murdering his mother was arrested at a Nashville, Tennessee, thrift store Monday. U.S. marshals arrested Richard…

Europe’s top court rules ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply to internet search results worldwide

The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that Google and other search engines are not obligated to delete links to websites and databases worldwide under a “right to be forgotten”…

2nd Circuit reinstates Sarah Palin’s defamation suit against the New York Times

A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal judge followed the wrong procedure when he dismissed a defamation suit filed against the New York Times by former vice…

5 female anchors sue TV station for alleged age and gender discrimination

Five female anchors at TV station NY1 with more than 100 years of collective experience allege in a lawsuit that station owner Charter Communications “blatantly marginalized them and cast them…

Kavanaugh decision rejects First Amendment claim against public access channel

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday against two producers who argued that a public access TV channel violated their First Amendment rights when it stopped airing their video.

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Search engines not liable for translating sham addresses into map pinpoints, opinion says

A federal appeals court has ruled that federal law protects online search engines from liability when they translate information from sham websites into pinpoints on a map.

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Facebook plans to create a judicial-like body to address controversial speech

An independent body would hear appeals of content decisions by Facebook, either removing or leaving up posts, and its decisions would be binding.

Plaintiffs seeking to hold social media liable for Pulse nightclub attack lose in 6th Circuit

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to hold Twitter, Facebook and Google liable for the Pulse nightclub attacks by a gunman who killed…

Beating the odds, lawyer mentors at-risk youth

Charla Claypool, a member of the litigation department of Lewis Rice in St. Louis, notes her work mentoring and guiding youth, especially at-risk young women.

Google Plus’ shutdown brings up ethical, legal questions about companies’ data retention obligations

Data stored in Google’s failed social network raises retention issues, not only for litigation purposes, but also for business continuity. Technologists and attorneys recommend data archival and contractual strategies to avoid losing important data.

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Judge apologizes for 'deplorable' letters he wrote to college newspaper about gay people and AIDS
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