First Amendment

The Hill: US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump

US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and client Grant Turner and was originally published here. The agency overseeing Voice of America has reinstated five whistleblowers who were all fired on the same day last year by Trump officials. The U.S. Agency for Global [...]

BuzzFeed News: Records Pried Loose By BuzzFeed News Have Prompted A Demand For The Investigation Of Former Trump Health Officials

This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Citing documents obtained by BuzzFeed News, two independent government watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into whether a top health official in the Trump administration violated federal anti-gag laws in trying to silence members of the CDC and the [...]

2021-02-02T14:35:53-05:00February 2nd, 2021|First Amendment, In The News|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project and Open The Government Request Investigation into Illegal HHS Gag Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2021 Government Accountability Project and Open The Government Request Investigation into Illegal HHS Gag Orders WASHINGTON – Earlier today, Government Accountability Project and Open The Government sent a letter to the Office of Special Counsel requesting an investigation into illegal gag orders issued by political leadership of the Department of [...]

2021-02-02T14:10:09-05:00February 2nd, 2021|First Amendment, Press|

WCBE: Voice of America CEO Accused of Fraud, Misuse of Office All In One Week

Voice of America CEO Accused Of Fraud, Misuse Of Office All In One Week This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Fresh crises and fresh challenges confront the Trump-appointed CEO of the parent of Voice of America, even with less than two weeks left of the Trump presidency. To [...]

The Washington Post: Voice of America employees protest order to broadcast Pompeo speech, calling it ‘propaganda’

Voice of America employees protest order to broadcast Pompeo speech, calling it ‘propaganda’ This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Staffers at Voice of America, the government-funded international news organization, have filed a whistleblower complaint raising concerns about an upcoming address by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying it [...]

Food & Water Watch: North Carolina ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional Wide-ranging coalition challenges law on first amendment, equal protection, and due process grounds. Late Friday, a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional a North Carolina law designed to inhibit undercover investigations [...]

Sign On: #ProtectBlackDissent & Defund Surveillance

Read the original letter here.  June 17, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican Leader Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jerold Nadler House Judiciary Committee Chairman Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jim Jordan House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear [...]