Access to Courts
In re "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation, 821 F.2d 139 (2d Cir. 1987), Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc., et al., 805 F.2d 1 (1st Cir. 1986) — Wrote amicus curiae briefs on the issue of public access to pretrial discovery documents in civil cases. The brief in In re "Agent Orange," filed in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of eight media organizations, dealt with post-settlement access to discovery materials. The brief in Anderson, filed in the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, dealt with pretrial access to discovery documents.
KOAT Television Inc. v. Anaya, et al. Wrote amici curiae brief filed in the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of three media organizations arguing that the public and media have a First Amendment right of access to civil pretrial proceedings.
Gannett Co., Inc. v. Delaware v. Pennell — Wrote amici curiae brief filed in the Delaware Supreme Court on behalf of five media organizations, arguing that the public and news media have a First Amendment right to know the identities of jurors who will decide a criminal case.
Buenos Aires & LaPlata, Argentina, September 15 - 18, 1992. Designed and led series of seminars for judges, lawyers, journalists and law and journalism students as Argentina prepared for oral, public criminal trials. Sponsored by USIAâ€™s U.S. Speakers Program. The Role of the Press in a Democratic Society â€” Montevideo, Uruguay, September 20 - 21, 1992. Designed and led seminar for judges and lawyers on issues such as censorship, libel, invasion of privacy, media coverage of the courts and protecting confidential sources. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development.