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Silha Center Briefs, Comments, Statements and Publications

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

Article by Professor Jane Kirtley, "Making the Case for Cameras in the Courts," originally published on smerconish.com on 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.    

Amici Brief for Jerry L. Moore vs. John Hoff a/k/a Johnny Northside 

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

Amicus Brief in support of Laura Riccardi and Synthesis Films 

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 

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 

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

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 

Comments on the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation Interim Final Rule on the Protection of Sensitive Security Information 

Amicus Brief - Center for National Security Studies v. U.S. Department of Justice 

Criminal Defamation: An "Instrument of Destruction" 

Comments on the Preliminary Recommendations of the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Records 

Amicus Brief - McKevitt v. Pallasch, et al. 

Amicus Brief - Office of Independent Counsel v. Allan J. Favish

Amicus Brief - Universal City Studios v. Reimerdes 

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on Privacy and Public Access to Electronic Case Files 

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on the Draft Model Policy on Public Access to Court Records 

Amicus Brief - DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. v. Bunner 

Comments of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law on the Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 5.03 

Brief in Support of Certiorari - NIKE, INC., et al. v. MARC KASKY 

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

Silha Center adds name to "Statement of Principles" journalism coalition seeking open and independent reporting of military campaigns:

Press Release

Full text of Statement

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 

Brief of the Merits - NIKE, INC., et al. v. MARC KASKY 

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: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Information. (June 12, 2003)

Amicus Brief of the Student Press Law Center and the Silha Center in Support of Plaintiffs - Appellants Thomas Mink and The Howling Pig