California Throws the Books at Undercover Reporter Who Exposed Baby Body Trafficking

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From the time of its founding and fight for independence, America has been synonymous with the idea of freedom – freedom to speak your mind, pursue your own dreams, worship as you want. The American press has often been called the “Fourth Estate” or referred to as the fourth branch of government for its ability to hold leaders to transparency with the ability to expose wrongdoing.

California Throws Books At Reporter Who Exposed Baby Body Trafficking

An undercover reporter has been arraigned in California and charged with ten felonies for secretly recording conversations, and it’s time to revisit how the judiciary and the law can stifle the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of the press. The accused, David Daleiden, used standard media undercover techniques to investigate and expose Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetus body parts.

Should Planned Parenthood outcome chill journalists?

Sherry Colb, Michael Dorf: Indictments of video makers in Planned Parenthood case could have chilling effect on undercover journalism They say while the two were self-styled “citizen journalists” their implication raises questions about laws targeting free speech Sherry F. Colb is professor of law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar at Cornell University.