Category: LEDE

News analysis: U.S. Supreme Court continues to undermine its legitimacy

By William H. Freivogel In the U.S. Supreme Court term just concluded, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote landmark opinions that may further undermine the legitimacy of the court that carries his name in the history books. The decision recognizing broad immunity for former President Donald Trump shocked many legal commentators because it granted

BREAKING: Missouri, Gateway Pundit lose speech case in U.S. Supreme Court

By William H. Freivogel Missouri and the right-wing Gateway Pundit lost their U.S. Supreme Court claims that the Biden administration had coerced social media companies to suppress their free speech by removing false and dangerous internet posts about COVID-19, vaccinations and election denial. The vote was 6-3 with three of the more moderate conservatives joining

AP creates new guidance on criminal justice reporting

By Kallie Cox The way journalists report on criminal justice and law enforcement has evolved over the past 10 years. In 2014 when Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, we saw the beginning of this reform, and in 2020 following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we saw even greater