Author: Jacob Huebert

Jacob Huebert is a Senior Attorney at the Goldwater Institute.

Should government officials be allowed to choose which journalists report on them? Most Americans probably would say no, because the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of the press protects everyone equally. But Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers thinks otherwise: He’s barred reporters from the MacIver Institute—a think tank that promotes free markets, individual rights, and limited government—from attending his press briefings, specifically because they’re employed by the MacIver Institute. The Liberty Justice Center sued the governor on MacIver’s behalf, arguing that denying its journalists equal access violates their First Amendment rights. Now it’s asking the Supreme Court to hear the case, and…

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