King & Ballow’s attorneys in the First Amendment Section have been assisting journalists and others with First Amendment issues since 1969. We serve over 300 newspapers and more than 100 radio and television stations. In addition to pre-broadcast and pre-publication reviews, our attorneys counsel and represent clients in litigation involving defamation, privacy, access to courtrooms, protection of sources, subpoena of reporter's files, open records, open meetings and related matters. Our attorneys conduct seminars for Editors, Publishers, Reporters and Press Associations on issues arising under the First Amendment and related areas of law.
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