Stephen Bates

Stephen Bates is an Associate Professor in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is writing a book about the 1940s Commission on Freedom of the Press.

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Federal Law Enforcement

D.C. Circuit’s Lockdown on Grand Jury Material May Hinder Congress and Historians

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, finding that courts have no inherent authority to release grand jury material, may be a roadblock for Congress’s efforts to obtain the Mueller report—but it will also harm other efforts to comb through archives.