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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Amid controversy surrounding recent police shootings of unarmed individuals and increasing calls for the nationwide adoption of officer body cameras, the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School has released a comprehensive white paper advocating for public access to the footage collected by such cameras.
Monday, November 30, 2015
The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School ended an 11-year legal battle on Monday, after a gag order forbidding their client from speaking about a National Security Letter (NSL) he received from the FBI was lifted.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Professor Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08, with amicus support from the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, successfully appealed a New York State court ruling prohibiting a record requestor from suing an agency for unreasonable delay when filing a Freedom of Information Request in the state.
Monday, November 2, 2015
The Vets Clinic held a press conference about a report based on newly disclosed records revealing an increase in the approvals of discharge upgrade applications from veterans with PTSD.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
In a legal analysis of the human rights situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School has found strong evidence of genocide against the Rohingya population.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Veterans Legal Services Clinic of Yale Law School will receive the Veterans Justice Award from the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A federal district court released an important decision on Tuesday in Intellectual Property Watch’s long-running Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Veterans Legal Services Clinic of Yale Law School will receive the 2015 Organization Award from the Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut. The award will be presented at the group’s eighth annual military ball on November 21, 2015, in North Haven, Connecticut.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A federal district court has ordered the FBI to lift an eleven-year-old gag order imposed on Nicholas Merrill forbidding him from speaking about a National Security Letter (“NSL”) that the FBI served on him in 2004. The ruling marks the first time that an NSL gag order has been lifted in full since the PATRIOT Act vastly expanded the scope of the FBI’s NSL authority in 2001. Mr.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
In a post-Snowden era, while legal scholars and advocates re-examine government transparency and secrecy, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School is working to protect the First Amendment rights of citizens and news media across the country.