Lawsuit: The Daily News, The NYT Co., Newsday, A.P. and the NY Press Club vs Rudolph Guiliani, Howard Safir and the City of New York

Number 16022
Subject FOIA
Source New York Daily News
State NY
Year 1999
Publication Date May 1999
Summary Media organizations are challenging the legal rights of the NYC Police Dept. for its unconstitutional abridgement of newsgathering practices by journalists. During the past three years, the press have repeatedly been placed in "pens" limiting access to news events. Journalists and photographers were increasingly arrested. The problem has been addressed after litigation was threatened.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Pages 74
Keywords FOIA; NYPD; press; pens; First Amendment; news coverage; freedom of speech
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