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    After being stonewalled for years, Carol Rosenberg is suing the government — again

    Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg just wants some basic facts.

    What she's after used to be freely available but is now kept secret by the Pentagon. It involves hundreds of millions of dollars, thousands of people and 60 prisoners. She's been chasing the information for more than two years.

    And now, she's going to court to get it.

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    How Rolling Stone might win its high-stakes libel case

    Lawyers for Rolling Stone are surely playing a form of courtroom chess as the magazine defends itself in a Virginia court over its notorious University of Virginia gang rape story.

    In sum, they'd be smart to be thinking several moves ahead, contemplating the possibility of losing the high-stakes defamation trial, and perhaps having a possibly stronger chance of victory on appeal.

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    Why Trump wouldn't win a libel suit against The New York Times

    It would give new meaning to "trumped up" lawsuit.

    Donald Trump is threatening a lawsuit against The New York Times after it detailed allegations of sexual harassment by two women. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's White House chances might be greater than Trump's prospects for courtroom success against the newspaper.

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    Letter to the editor: We're making progress on press freedom litigation

    A recently published article asks whether the news media is keeping up with challenges surrounding freedom of information in the digital age.

    While there is no doubt that journalists and news organizations are facing a variety of challenges when it comes to access to government information, a number of organizations are working to address those challenges — and delivering results.

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    In an era of sweeping change, how can freedom of information keep up?

    Fifty years ago, the American Society of News Editors led the push for passage of the federal Freedom of Information Act that, along with the state and local laws it spawned, set open government standards across the U.S.

    This week, the nation’s editors and managing editors meet in a joint convention in Philadelphia, facing a new era for speech and press rights that comes with long list of obstacles and opportunities.

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    Melania Trump threatens to sue news outlets

    Charles Harder, the attorney who represented Hulk Hogan and others in their lawsuits against Gawker Media, is now taking legal action against Politico, The Week, The Daily Mail and other publications on behalf of Melania Trump.

    Melania Trump has notified the news organizations of her intent to take action based on "false and defamatory" statements, Harder told Poynter in an email:

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    Adnan Syed, star of "Serial," gets a new trial

    Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer whose case was central to the storyline of the hit podcast "Serial," is getting another trial 16 years after being imprisoned for killing a Baltimore-area teenager.

 
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