Legal Issues

SPLC podcast timely for the inauguration

Via a thread on the CMA listserv, Frank LoMonte at the Student Press Law Center points out an SPLC podcast (I didn’t even know they were doing podcasts!) “in which legal experts Steve Zansberg and Robert Becker discuss how to minimize your risk of unpleasant confrontations with police when attending high-security events like the inaugural.  Steve was the attorney for several journalists jailed during last summer’s Democratic National Convention, and Bob is a former Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press staff attorney who has represented journalists jailed covering demonstrations in Washington, D.C.”

Becker is also going to be available for students in an emergency should they have a run in with the police. If that should happen, contact the SPLC at 703-807-1904, or e-mailing