Reporter Sues Pritzker in Federal Court to Gain Access to News Briefings - The Center Square - Liberty Justice Center

Reporter Sues Pritzker in Federal Court to Gain Access to News Briefings – The Center Square

Veteran Chicago journalist Amy Jacobson and the news station she reports for, Salem Media, filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker after he announced Jacobson was no longer allowed at his media briefings. The lawsuit, Salem Media of Illinois, LLC v. Pritzker, was filed in the Northern District of Illinois.

The excerpt below is from an article by Greg Bishop that appeared June 1, 2020, on The Center Square.

 

Last month, attorneys representing Salem and Jacobson said Jacobson “broke the story that Pritzker’s family had traveled to their equestrian estate in Wisconsin amid Illinois’ stay-at-home order – weeks after it was reported that his family was at another estate in Florida.”

“The news raised questions about why the stay-at-home order did not apply to the governor’s family,” the statement said.

“And keeping reporters out of the room because he disagrees with their line of questioning or point of view is a gross violation of the First Amendment,” Hughes said.

 

Read the full article on The Center Square

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