First Amendment & Media

Dinsmore’s First Amendment & Media Group has extensive experience in pre-publication counseling and litigating on behalf of newspapers and other media outlets on a full range of issues impacting the news media. Our attorneys have extensive backgrounds and experience with First Amendment issues, including defamation, invasion of privacy, and all other claims made by the subjects of news articles and other publications, as well as issues concerning access to the records and proceedings of courts and other public agencies.

We have been extensively involved in efforts to establish and expand rights of access to public records and meetings through state law and the federal Freedom of Information Act. In that regard, we have drafted legislation on behalf of our clients and testified before legislative committees involved in issues affecting our clients. We also assist our clients’ efforts to exercise their rights of access through counseling and litigation.