On February 14, 2020, at the Georgia Press Institute’s annual training for collegiate print journalists, Clinic Director Clare R. Norins presented on the disturbing pattern of government retaliation against journalists during the panel discussion titled, “Under Attack: Assault on the First Amendment and an Open, Free and Unfettered Press.”

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Media Law

The First Amendment guarantees a free press, meaning journalists are able to express any opinions they want about the government, even criticisms. However, journalists are often hindered in their ability to gather and publish news through the threat of lawsuits, subpoenas, and criminal prosecution. Read more about our support for student and professional journalists here.

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