Free Speech

ACLU of Ohio Files Amicus Brief in Free Speech Case

06.27.16

An attorney has a civil case that’s about to go to trial. He contacts a friend of his, the editor of a local publication, to encourage coverage of the case. The attorney shares public court records and information about the court schedule. The case is newsworthy, and on the eve of trial the editor’s publication runs a story that outlines the claims of the attorney’s clients.

And for this … the attorney deserves to be sanctioned for frivolous conduct?

Read ACLU of Ohio Board Member Jonathan Peters’ article in the Columbia Journalism Review.

Read the ACLU of Ohio’s amicus brief.