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Date Title News Outlet
03/15/2024 FIRE to present free speech, social media on campus talk Cleveland Jewish News
03/07/2024 Case’s First Amendment Clinic joins fight over anonymous Yahoo comments critical of Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland Plain Dealer
02/13/2024 NewsNation journalist gets $80K settlement over 2023 arrest The Morning Journal
02/07/2024 Reporter accepts $80,000 to settle lawsuit over arrest at DeWine derailment news conference WFMJ
01/31/2024 NewsNation reporter arrested during East Palestine press conference settles lawsuit with city, county Cleveland Plain Dealer
01/25/2024 Cleveland-Cliffs wants to unmask anonymous critic; legal expert says that raises First Amendment concerns Cleveland Plain Dealer
01/23/2024 Cleveland City Council amends public comment rules amid lawsuit Ideastream
01/23/2024 SPJ co-authors legal brief supporting First Amendment right to record and publish livestreamed court hearings Society for Professional Journalists
01/23/2024 Cleveland City Council amends public comment rules as lawsuit lingers Axios
01/23/2024 SPJ co-authors legal brief supporting First Amendment right to record and publish livestreamed court hearings Society for Professional Journalists
01/23/2024 Cleveland City Council, accused of restricting free speech, reforms public comment rules Cleveland Plain Dealer
01/23/2024 Cleveland City Council Cuts Meeting Short as Protestors Once Again Call for Gaza Ceasefire Resolution Cleveland Scene
01/16/2024 Journalists Back Challenge To Mich. Court Recording Ban Law360
01/16/2024 Journalists Back Challenge To Mich. Court Recording Ban Law360
01/13/2024 Public comment period proceeds smoothly after judge blocks some Cleveland City Council rules Sound of Ideas, ideastream
01/12/2024 Many Cleveland City Council public comment rules on hold as lawsuit goes forward Signal Cleveland
01/12/2024 Cleveland City Council Agrees to Court Order Prohibiting It From Enforcing Most Public Comment Rules Cleveland Scene
12/08/2023 Cleveland resident whose microphone was cut during public comment sues City Council Ideastream
12/08/2023 Clevelander Files Federal Lawsuit Against City Council Alleging Public Comment Policies Are Unconstitutional Cleveland Scene
12/07/2023 Public commenter sues Cleveland City Council for cutting his microphone Signal Cleveland
12/07/2023 Man cut off at Cleveland City Council’s microphone files First Amendment lawsuit against council, President Blaine Griffin Cleveland Plain Dealer
11/26/2023 Cleveland City Council considers tightening public comment rules Axios
11/26/2023 Palestinian community, supporters return to Cleveland City Council for fifth consecutive meeting Spectrum News
11/17/2023 Cleveland City Council’s proposed changes to public comment policy ignite debate over free speech Cleveland Plain Dealer
11/16/2023 Changes likely coming to Cleveland City Council's public comment portion of meetings, but critics have concerns WKYC, NBC Cleveland
11/15/2023 Reporter arrested during East Palestine train derailment press conference files lawsuit WOIO, CBS affiliate
11/15/2023 Cleveland City Council Considering Limiting Public Comment to Topics Currently Under Consideration by the Body Cleveland Scene
11/03/2023 Cleveland City Council Admits Its Public Comment Rules Are Unconstitutional Cleveland Scene
11/01/2023 Cleveland City Council mulls rule changes after protests interrupt council meeting WKSU, ideastream
10/13/2023 CWRU First Amendment Law Clinic is representing council commenter Axios
09/28/2023 Cleveland City Council's public comment policy under fire after cutting resident microphones WCPN
09/27/2023 Public commenters silenced at Cleveland City Council meeting on questionable grounds Axios
09/27/2023 Public commenters silenced at Cleveland City Council meeting on questionable grounds MSN
09/19/2023 Let's Get Personal with Sara Coulter, First Amendment Fellow at Case Western Reserve University School of Law Personal Jurisdiction
06/08/2023 Court OKs dismissal of police chief, Beachwood's anonymous emails case Cleveland Jewish News
04/25/2023 Judge strikes down bid to ID critic WOIO, CBS affiliate
04/21/2023 Implications of Fox News, Dominion Voting Systems settlement Spectrum News
04/20/2023 Norfolk Southern Judge’s Frank Demeanor Demands Lawyers’ Focus Bloomberg
04/20/2023 Judge Denies Beachwood Police Chief's Attempt to Identify Anonymous Commenter Cleveland Scene
04/20/2023 Fox News reaches settlement in defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems Morning Rush, Newsy
04/19/2023 Lawsuit against Nelsonville Crackheads Facebook page administrator settled Athens Messenger
04/19/2023 Lawsuit against Nelsonville Crackheads Facebook page administrator settled Athens Messenger
04/18/2023 Fox News Defamation Trial Starts Tuesday After Delay: Here’s What To Watch For Forbes
04/17/2023 School of Law's Sara Coulter discussed Dominion lawsuit against Fox News Morning Rush, Newsy
04/17/2023 Dominion v. Fox: Could case be weaponized against freedom of press? Christian Science Monitor
04/16/2023 Fox News gave Trump’s 2020 election lies a platform. Is the right-wing network about to pay the price? The Independent
04/14/2023 Fox News Defamation Trial Today: Here’s What To Watch For Forbes
04/11/2023 Cleveland City Council advances effort to sue TikTok over Kia, Hyundai thefts; law experts are skeptical WKYC, NBC Cleveland
04/11/2023 Cleveland eyes potential lawsuit against TikTok WKYC, NBC Cleveland
03/17/2023 Will Fox News settle the Dominion defamation lawsuit? First Amendment experts aren’t so sure The Independent