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Judge Grants CNNís Motion to Restore Jim Acostaís White House Press Pass
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 16 Nov 18 | Byron Tau

Posted on 11/16/2018 7:34:16 AM PST by BlackFemaleArmyColonel

The cable network made an emergency request so its correspondent could have access to the White House as lawsuit continues.

WASHINGTON—A federal judge granted an emergency motion to restore the White House press credential of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta—a victory for the network in a closely watched press-freedom case.

The lawsuit could determine whether the government can ban individual reporters from public buildings.

District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by President Trump, granted CNN’s request for a restraining order temporarily restoring Mr. Acosta’s press access to the White House while the case proceeds.

Lawyers for Mr. Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent, argued that the unusual revocation of a reporter’s press pass by the White House last week necessitated emergency action.

Mr. Trump has regularly attacked CNN, and Thursday’s ruling was a setback for the White House. Government lawyers acknowledged in court they knew of no other situation where the White House had revoked a press pass under similar circumstances.

The legal maneuvering was part of a CNN lawsuit alleging that the Trump administration violated Mr. Acosta’s First Amendment right to gather news, as well as his due-process right to challenge a government-imposed punishment. Judge Kelly didn’t rule on the merits of CNN’s overall case.

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To: 4integrity
Sarah and Pres Trump should not call on him....

In theory, this is the next best solution. However, the press pool is a rat pack. Once they figure out Acosta is being shunned, a number of them will yield their questions to Acosta.

81 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:07 AM PST by NautiNurse (Stick a fork in Bill Nelson's political career. He's done in Floriduh.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

I was wrong. Never Trumper.

The Federalist Society not to be trusted. Any attorney who worked for Congress is also pretty much guaranteed to be compromised. Up to the USSC?


82 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:08 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: adorno

What is wrong with letting Acosta back into the press room?

Just let him “occupy” a seat in the room, and ...

NEVER call on him for his questions.

Trump and Sarah Sanders win, and Acosta and CNN “think” they won too.

Kill 2 birds with one stone.


Agree. You can be there and yuk it up with your friends, but that doesn’t mean you must be called upon. You can sue to establish that and take this to the next level... Hopefully The Donald has game planned it this way.


83 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:18 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

OK, build a “crying room” for Acosta - and lock him inside with an armed guard during WH press briefings.


84 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:37 AM PST by JME_FAN (If you lived here, you'd be home by now.)
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To: SparkyBass

He would spend the entire press conference screaming from the back of the room.

The ONLY solution is to stop holding press conferences


85 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:38 AM PST by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go jst inraight to the comments..)
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To: surrey

First answer is to end breifings. Barring that put Acosta at the very back row and ignore him.


86 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:43 AM PST by TonyM (Score Event)
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To: All

Being Reported:

Judge Kelly is referencing a previous case, which he says did set a precedent where a journalist’s fifth amendment right to due process would apply to a case like this.

Kelly agreed with the White House that there is no First Amendment right to be on the White House grounds, but added that Acosta did not receive due process before his pass was revoked.

Judge agrees with the White House that there is no first amendment right to come onto the White House grounds. HOWEVER once they do open up WH grounds to reporters but denies others, first amendment comes into play.

Judge Kelly further explained that Trump is not required to call on Acosta at press events but that Acosta’s First Amendment rights are more important than the White House being able to have orderly press conferences.

Judge Kelly says Trump need not ever call on Jim Acosta again, but Acosta is owed due process if his hard pass is going to be revoked.

Kelly says plaintiffs have shown likelihood fifth amendment rights were violated, and there is irreparable harm.

The case, however, is not over. Judge Kelly provided temporary relief to CNN, but there will be additional hearings before an official ruling is handed down on whether the White House violated CNN’s First and Fifth Amendment rights.

SMH


87 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:45 AM PST by BlackFemaleArmyColonel (No weapon formed against me shall prosper! (Isaiah 54:17))
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To: Hang'emAll

But, if press briefings at the White House are cancelled, how will the Trump Administration be able to get out the good news of all the wonderful work it has done for the American people?


88 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:47 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Under what POSSIBLE legal reason?

No-one has a “right” to a press pass.

We live in truly crazy times.


89 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:52 AM PST by jstolzen
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To: greatvikingone
So do we all get a press pass to the White House now?

***************

According to the ruling, since we are all “news gatherers” we should all be entitled to get press passes.

But this is not really about freedom of the press. Its more about the UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR of one Mr. Acosta. He acted in a disrespectful and disruptive manner.

Virtually anyone who acts in a manner that is outside of the expected bounds of decorum will get removed from any event anywhere. No individual should be permitted to disrupt the proceedings being attended by others.

What he did was not gathering news, it was deliberatively interfering with an event that should be news.

90 posted on 11/16/2018 7:51:56 AM PST by Starboard
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To: IamConservative

Who else gets a press pass now? Alex Jones? Some guy from Al Jazeera who can’t pass a background check?


91 posted on 11/16/2018 7:52:10 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dhs12345

it’s gonna get crowded with 350 million people :)


92 posted on 11/16/2018 7:52:15 AM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Another black-robed genius discovers a new “Constitutional Right “. God, it’s becoming harder each day to remain positive about the destiny of this Republic.


93 posted on 11/16/2018 7:52:45 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Starboard

Bingo. We should ALL request our White House Press Pass.


94 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:00 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

This is about as ridiculous a ruling as I have ever seen by any court. There is an easy fix however to keep the problem from being a problem. Each time they hold a press meeting and Jim Acosta shows up they need to announce that since Acosta is there they are not going to have the event. Acosta will go back to court perhaps, great, let him meanwhile all the other reporters know that because of his asinine activity they do not have access.

The president or his staff should announce that all press interaction will be discontinued until after the court case is complete if Acosta shows up.

I hope there is no one on this forum who would ever consider watching CNN. I have to fly this weekend and I will be in several airports and I will complain to someone every time that I see CNN on a TV in any airport.

It looks like the inmates are running the insane asylum.


95 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:02 AM PST by JAKraig (my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: GSWarrior

I had an article published last week - do I get a press pass? If POTUS issues a press pass to all conservative journalists and assigns seats to each one, Acosta could sit in the back.


96 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:02 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: DoodleDawg

“Why even continue the briefings?”

Because Sanders is awesome at it. Keep getting out Trump’s side while denying the CNN/NPRs their opportunity to make themselves the news.


97 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:02 AM PST by moehoward
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To: dhs12345

Every right winger blogger in America should be given a press pass and Trump should only take questions from them.


98 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:03 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines (Their side circles the wagons. Our side revs up the bus.)
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To: NautiNurse

Sarah and Pres Trump should not call on him....
In theory, this is the next best solution. However, the press pool is a rat pack. Once they figure out Acosta is being shunned, a number of them will yield their questions to Acosta.


they can do that but to me it doesn’t mean he has to be called on. Let them all walk out in protest and invite some replacements like Project Veritas to comment and see if the MSM will even touch what they present....


99 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:06 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: BlackFemaleArmyColonel

Fine. Sit him alone in the corner and ignore him.


100 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:18 AM PST by TallahasseeConservative (Isaiah 40:31)
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