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Committee: Communications and Media Law

Comments on proposed adoption of 22 NYCRR § 207.64 of the Uniform Rules for Surrogate’s Court (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Confidential Personal Identifying and Financial Data

Independent Legal Mission to Study Press Freedom in Montenegro (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Montenegro, Press Freedom in

Amicus Brief: Emilio Palacio Urrutia et al v. The Republic of Ecuador (Inter- American Commission on Human Rights, March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Criminal Liable Laws

Amicus Brief: Emilio Palacio Urrutia et al v. The Republic of Ecuador (Inter- American Commission on Human Rights, March 2013) (Spanish) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Criminal Liable Laws

Amicus Brief: In the Matter of the Constitutionality of Section 2 of Article 5 of the Access to Public Information Law filed in the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Chile (April 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Chile, Freedom of Information Laws

Amicus Brief: In the Matter of the Constitutionality of Section 2 of Article 5 of the Access to Public Information Law filed in the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Chile, Spanish (April 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Chile, Freedom of Information Laws

Report on S.6790 regarding the use of the persona of a deceased personality for advertising or trade purposes(April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Right of Publicity

Amicus Brief: Rios v. Venezuela (the RCTV Case) filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, July 2008 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Rule of Law

Amicus Brief: Rios v. Venezuela (the RCTV Case) filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, July 2008(Spanish version) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Rule of Law

Amicus Brief: Perozo v. Venezuela (The “Globovisión” Case) filed in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, May 2008 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Rule of Law

Report on violent video game legislation (June 2007) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Video Games

Report is support of S.6687/A.9652, the Libel Terrorism Protection Act ( PDF format )
Subject area: Foreign Libel Judgments

Report expressing support for A.3950/S.2067 which would permit news coverage by audio-visual means of courtroom trials in New York State ( PDF format )
Subject area: Cameras in the Courtroom

Report expressing opposition to A.8836/S.6005 which would amend New York Civil Rights Law §§50 and 51 to provide a "right of publicity" for deceased persons ( PDF format )
Subject area: Right of Publicity

Letter to Congress Regarding "Free Flow of Information Act of 2005" (H.R. 581/S. 340) ( PDF format )
Subject area: First Amendment, Reporter’s Privilege

"If It Walks, Talks and Squawks . . ." The First Amendment Right of Access to Administrative Adjudications: A Position Paper ( PDF format )
Subject area: Administrative Adjudications, Right of Access

The Federal Common Law of Journalists' Privilege: A Position Paper ( PDF format )
Subject area: First Amendment, Reporter’s Privilege

Letter to OCA responding to an inquiry from the Commission on the Jury regarding juror privacy and the right of access to judicial proceedings ( PDF format )
Subject area: Juror Privacy

Letter to Mayor Bloomberg Regarding the Right to March in New York City ( PDF format )
Subject area: Demonstrations

The Press and the Publics First Amendment Right of Access to Terrorism on Trial ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism