freedom of press

Latest in freedom of press

Department of Justice

Attorney General Releases New Guidance For Obtaining Journalist Records

On July 19, the Department of Justice released a memorandum from Attorney General Merrick Garland that features new guidelines for “obtaining information, or records of, members of the news media.” Garland notes that the Justice Department currently uses a balancing test when deciding whether or not to pursue a journalist’s records but that such a test “may fail to properly weigh the important national interests in protecting journalists from compelled disclosure of information revealing

International Law

The Khashoggi Murder: How Mohammed Bin Salman Underestimated International Law

After days of stonewalling, Saudi Arabia has now admitted its involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. But it remains unclear what led Prince Mohammed bin Salman to order the assassination or acquiesce to it. Commentators have seen in Khashoggi’s death a great political miscalculation by the prince.

Subscribe to Lawfare