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Media Organizations File Amicus Brief Calling on New York Court of Appeals Not to Rewrite New York Right of Publicity Law

Groups Urge the Court to Protect the First Amendment Rights of Booksellers, Publishers, Authors, Librarians, Playwrights and Artists.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2017   CONTACT: David Horowitz, Media Coalition, 212-587-4025 x3, horowitz@mediacoalition.org   NEW YORK, NY – Ten … Continue reading

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Lohan v. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc./Gravano v. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

Plaintiffs Lohan and Gravano argued to rewrite New York Civil Rights Law Section 51 to include protections against the inclusion of “image,” “persona,” or “likeness” in any work for which a creator or publisher seeks compensation.

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Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Wasden

Media Coalition Foundation joined an amicus brief urging the Ninth Circuit to uphold the lower court’s ruling that Idaho’s “ag-gag” law is unconstitutional.

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677 New Loudon Corporation v. New York Tax Appeals Tribunal

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari, concerning whether a state may discriminate in taxation among First Amendment-protected materials based on the perceived value of their content.

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City of Littleton, Colorado v. Z. J. Gifts D-4, L.L.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Littleton, Colorado ordinance that does not provide a prompt judicial determination for adult licensing decisions.

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City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Los Angeles could use its 1977 study as the basis for an ordinance that did not allow two adult facilities in the same building.

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City News & Novelty, Inc. v. City of Waukesha

The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the case without reaching a decision on the merits, concerning whether municipalities must provide prompt judicial determination or simply the right to file promptly for judicial review in adult businesses licensing cases.

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Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus

In 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously held that “a credible threat of enforcement” is a sufficient threat of injury to establish standing in a First Amendment case when bringing a “pre-enforcement” challenge.

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United States v. Alvarez

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act, which made it a crime for any person to falsely represent that he or she had been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the Armed Forces.

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Press Release: Media Coalition Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Standard to Bring First Amendment Challenge

In the case Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the United States Supreme Court held that “a credible threat of enforcement” is a sufficient threat of injury to establish standing in a First Amendment case when bringing a “pre-enforcement” challenge.

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