National Press Club

Amicus statement supporting preliminary injunction ruling in CNN v. Trump

November 16, 2018

The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute, its nonprofit educational arm, joined with other news organizations and press freedom groups in this statement applauding today’s court ruling ordering the White House to immediately restore the press pass of CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.

The statement follows:

We applaud Judge Kelly’s careful application of the law to reject the White House’s claim of unbridled authority over journalists’ access to the White House. Our democracy depends on reporters having access to, and being able to question, government officials.

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Association of Black Journalists; National Association of Hispanic Journalists;
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of Columbia Press Association; The New Yorker; The NewsGuild-CWA; The Sentinel
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Company; Tully Center for Free Speech; Yahoo News