Legal affairs at ONA
ONA focuses on championing access to information, government transparency and journalists’ safety and security.
Last year, we joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other journalism support organizations and publishers on numerous legal amicus and advocacy efforts in local, state, federal and international forums.
Some of these efforts include:
- Arguing in a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief that federal officials should not be shielded from personal liability when they retaliate against individuals for exercising their First Amendment rights
- Challenging a prior restraint against the New York Times over its reporting about Project Veritas
- Proposing modifications to the U.S. Supreme Court’s proposed rule regarding sealed documents
Learn more about what we accomplished in 2022 across all programs.