According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, at least 85 journalists have received subpoenas since 2017. Just this year, Vermont television station WCAX received a subpoena from prosecutors demanding unaired footage from an interview.
For an increasing number of New England newsrooms without regular access to attorneys, these legal orders can be intimidating and infringe on their rights. By viewing this class, taught by attorney Matt Byrne at Gravel & Shea, you will learn about:
• The history of subpoenas and their legal authority.
• Arguments and strategies that can be made in response to a subpoena.
• How to advocate for yourself and newsroom when in court.