April 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm , Pacific Time
California v. Free Press
When two reporters from Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism filed public records requests about criminal cops, they didn't expect to get a threatening letter from California's Attorney General. Three weeks after receiving a list of 12,000 names of cops and applicants for police jobs who have been convicted of a crime in the past 10 years, CA's attorney general contacted the journalists, telling them to destroy the records and that possessing them is a criminal offense.
The American Constitution Society, Santa Clara Law Chapter is hosting a panel discussion on the implications of the Attorney General's letter, and the importance of First Amendment protections.
Panelists include: John Temple (Director of the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism), David Snyder (Attorney and Director of the First Amendment Coalition), and Daniel Sheehan (Attorney who defended First Amendment Rights in the Pentagon Papers Case).