Saturday, September 28, 2019

Evers’ assault on the First Amendment.

Evers’ assault on the First Amendment. By M.D. Kittle
Excerpt: Nearly 10 months into is his first year in office, Gov. Tony Evers has compiled a woeful record on open government. Now the Democrat’s administration is doubling down on a “deeply troubling” policy that is closing the door to even more members of the media. Attorney General Josh Kaul, defending Evers in a First Amendment federal lawsuit brought by the MacIver Institute, argues that only what the administration deems to be “bona fide” journalists and news organizations are entitled to attend certain press events with the governor. The MacIver Institute, according to Kaul’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, is not a “bona fide” news outlet. Never mind the fact that the conservative MacIver News Service’s reporters have been covering policy as credentialed members of the Capitol press corps for years.

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