Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Reporters Committee in CNN v. Trump ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the same day that CNN and Jim Acosta sued President Trump and White House officials for suspending Acosta’s press credentials following a November 7 press conference, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed an amicus brief in support of the suit — asking the court to restore Acosta’s White House press credentials as quickly as possible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The amicus brief, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on November 13, asserts that the revocation of White House Correspondent Acosta’s press credentials violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech and of the press and that the move could have a chilling effect on other journalists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Questioning our elected representatives is at the heart of our Constitution’s First Amendment protections; the Amendment specifically guards ‘the freedom of speech [and] of the press,’” said Visiting Professor Joshua Geltzer, who serves as ICAP’s executive director. “Protecting and encouraging a wide range of views, including vigorously questioning and even criticizing the government, is what our founders expected when they wrote the Constitution. And courts have repeatedly stepped in to defend the rights of journalists to ask those questions in the course of their constitutionally protected newsgathering.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read the full article via the link in our bio.