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Silha Center Briefs, Comments, Statements and Publications

Order and Memorandum Opinion on Media Coalition Motion to Unseal Juror Names and Associated Juror Information (October 25, 2021)

Media Coalition's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Exclude Video and Audio Recordings of Proceedings in State of Minnesota v. J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Kiernan Lane. (September 1, 2021)

Documents related to a media coalition's request to unseal jurors' identities in State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin: Notice of MotionMemorandum, and Affidavit of Susan "Suli" Dardarian. (August 4, 2021)

Amicus brief for United States of America v. Daniel Everette Hale. (July 20, 2021)

Article by Professor Jane Kirtley, "Making the Case for Cameras in the Courts," originally published by smerconish.com. (July 3, 2021)

Amicus brief for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., et al. v Center for Medical Progress, et al. and accompanying signatory page (March 5, 2021)

Article by Professor Jane Kirtley, "Anderson, David A.  Freedom of the Press, 80 Texas L. Rev. 429 (2002)," appearing in Volume 25, Issue 3 of Communication Law and Policy (July 2020)

Article by Professor Jane Kirtley, together with Silha Center Research Assistants Scott Memmel and Jonathan Anderson: “More ‘Substantial Harm’ Than Good: Recrafting FOIA’S Exemption 4 after Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media” appearing in Volume 46, Issue 3 of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review. (2020)

Amici Brief for Jerry L. Moore vs. John Hoff a/k/a Johnny Northside (February 2, 2012)

Statement by Prof. Jane Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law and Director of the Silha Center, regarding the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence review of unauthorized disclosures of classified information and the related May 26, 2006 public committee hearing on the media. (May 24, 2006)

Amicus Brief in support of Laura Riccardi and Synthesis Films (January 11, 2006)

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on the Proposed Local Rules of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. (August 1, 2005)

Amicus Brief of the Student Press Law Center and the Silha Center in Support of Plaintiffs - Appellants Thomas Mink and The Howling Pig. (March 31, 2005)

Transcript of the 2004 Silha Lecture, "High hopes and dire warnings: In search of a credo for today's journalist," featuring Geneva Overholser. (October 13, 2004) 

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on the Proposed Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch. (September 2, 2004)

Comments on the Preliminary Recommendations of the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Records. (February 4, 2004)

Comments on the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation Interim Final Rule on the Protection of Sensitive Security Information. (February 20, 2003)

Amicus Brief - Center for National Security Studies v. U.S. Department of Justice. (October 30, 2003)

Criminal Defamation: An "Instrument of Destruction" by Professor Jane Kirtley.(November 18, 2003)

Amicus Brief - McKevitt v. Pallasch, et al. (August 28, 2003)

Amicus Brief - Office of Independent Counsel v. Allan J. Favish(August 21, 2003)

Brief in Support of Certiorari - NIKE, INC., et al. v. MARC KASKY. (February 28, 2003)

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law RE: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Information. (June 12, 2003)

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law RE: Draft Recommendation of the right of reply in the on-line media. (March 21, 2003)

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law - RE: Department of Homeland Security Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Procedures Interim Final Rule. (February 20, 2003)

Amicus Brief - Richard Weinberger v. Independent School District No. 622, et al. v. Maplewood Review, et al. (November 2002)

Brief of the Merits - NIKE, INC., et al. v. MARC KASKY. (November 15, 2002)

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on the Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 5.03. (September 24, 2002)

Amicus Brief - DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. v. Bunner. (July 11, 2002)

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on the Draft Model Policy on Public Access to Court Records. (April 15, 2002)

Silha Center adds name to "Statement of Principles" journalism coalition seeking open and independent reporting of military campaigns.  You can read the Society of Professional Journalists Press Release as well as the Statement of Principles. (2002)

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on Privacy and Public Access to Electronic Case Files. (January 26, 2001)

Amicus Brief - Universal City Studios v. Reimerdes. (January 25, 2001)

Publications in Media Ethics - compiled and annotated by Clifford Christians and Vernon Jensen (1999)