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D.C. Circuit Accepts Our Request to Broadcast Live Audio for First Amendment Case

Earlier this week, we joined with the leaders of the Society for Professional JournalistsRadio Television Digital News AssociationNational Press Photographers Association and Online News Association to write a letter to D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland requesting live audio for arguments in the Nov. 13 case Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press v. FBI.

The case concerns FBI agents posing as Associated Press reporters and the agency’s unresponsiveness to a Freedom of Information Act request about that incident.

Today we learned that the three-judge panel hearing the case has accepted our request, and the audio will be livestreamed from the court’s homepage when it’s argued at 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

The court’s first-ever foray into livestreamed audio from its website occurred last month.

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